This sprawling, mounding, somewhat vine-like, evergreen shrub is quite outstanding because it is covered most of the year with clusters of pale blue, phlox-like flowe
They are flowering herbaceous plants, subshrubs, or small shrubs growing to 0.3,1 m (0.98 to 3.28 ft) tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, simple, 1,9 cm long, usually with a hairy margin. Some of the species are evergreen, others deciduous.
The flowers are produced in a compact inflorescence, each flower with a five-lobed corolla; flower colour varies from pale to dark blue to red-purple. The fruit is a small bristly capsule containing a single seed.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.75 to 1 feet
||July to September
||Easy to Grow
Planting and care
Provide full sun or part shade (especially in hot summer areas) and moist but well-drained soil. Remove suckers in spring.
Needing full sun for best growth and flowering, plumbago will grow on any fertile, well-drained soil, becoming drought-tolerant once established.
It is excellent as a foundation planting or when used in plante
||Full sun to part shade
||60 degrees C
||Apply any Organic Fertilizer
||Grow outdoors year-round
LeadWort special feature
It is a wiry, mat-forming perennial which spreads by rhizomes to form an attractive ground cover.
Oval to obovate, shiny, medium green leaves turn bronze-red in autumn.
- Late, long-flowering plant serves as excellent ground cover for sunny to partly shaded areas in the landscape
- A good plant for interplanting with spring bulbs because foliage emerges late as the bulb foliage is dying back
- Chitrak is used in treating intestinal troubles, dysentery, leucoderma, inflammation, piles, bronchitis, itching, diseases of the liver, and consumption
- The leaves of this herb work well for treating laryngitis, rheumatism, diseases of the spleen, ring worm, scabies, and it acts as an aphrodisiac
- A tincture of the root bark is used as an anti-periodic
- Chitrak root helps improve digestion and it stimulates the appetite
- Chitrak root is also an acro-narcotic poison that can cause an abortion