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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides.

Material uses

An excellent ground cover between shrubs, at the front of the border and in a sunny rock garden[1]. Plants are used to stabilize steep banks in warm climates[1].
There are no material uses listed for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover


Earth stabiliser

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in the spring[1].

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Cultivation

Prefers a light moderately fertile and retentive soil with good drainage, though it tolerates poor dry soils[1]. Requires a sunny position[1].

The plant has an invasive root system and can spread freely when well suited[2].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Ceratostigma plumbaginoides.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Genus
Ceratostigma
Family
Plumbaginaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    3. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)

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