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 flowers.


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About LeadWort

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height 0.75 to 1 feet
Flower Colour Blue
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level 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.

LeadWort care

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 planters.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained Soil
Temperature 60 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any Organic Fertilizer
Harvest Season 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.

LeadWort uses

Ornamental Use:

  • 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

Medicinal Use:

  • 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


Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Suddenly all my house plants have started blooming and have lush foliage :)

Roopam Shahi

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