Ceratostigma minus

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Plumbaginaceae (The Leadwort Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2-3 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Bright blue
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This deciduous 2-3 foot shrub has an erect, willowy habit. The leaves are 1-2 inches long, broader near the tips and dark green above, paler and bristly beneath. It flowers in late summer and fall, carrying dense clusters at each node of the younger stems. The flowers are a little under an inch broad and colored light bright blue on the spreading "faces", purple on the tubes.