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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies' (Golden hardy plumbago)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies'

Other names

Golden hardy plumbago

Genus

Ceratostigma Ceratostigma

Variety or Cultivar

'Desert Skies' _ 'Desert Skies' is a bushy, deciduous shrub with golden-yellow leaves. From mid-summer to early autumn, it bears clusters of clear blue flowers.


Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies' (Golden hardy plumbago) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered sunny position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies'

Other names

Golden hardy plumbago

Genus

Ceratostigma Ceratostigma

Variety or Cultivar

'Desert Skies' _ 'Desert Skies' is a bushy, deciduous shrub with golden-yellow leaves. From mid-summer to early autumn, it bears clusters of clear blue flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy


Colour

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies' (Golden hardy plumbago) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered sunny position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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