Re: [gardeners] Re: Globe thistle

Bargyla Rateaver (
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 20:45:22 +0100

Oh yes, the plant from my childhood and the one planted here, grow to be sizable
bushes, that spread around, wider and wider but not much taller. Very
dependable, take much abuse.

Dorsett wrote:

> > Barb & Bargyla, plumbago is a perennial here in zone 6
> > with the most WONDERFUL true blue coloration -- no,
> > not sky blue, but rather a strong medium dark saturation.
> > Or perhaps there is more than one cultivar...????
> >
> > Penny, NY
> Penny,
> What you and I call plumbago is Ceratostigma plumbaginoides and I love it.
> But there's a different plumbago that isn't hardy in areas colder than USDA
> zone 8...Cape Plumbago, aka Plumbago auriculata...a bigger plant
> altogether...and that's the plant that will generate the most websearch hits
> if you use 'plumbago' as your search phrase.
> Barb in Southern Indiana  Zone 5/6
>   I garden, therefore I weed.


Bargyla Rateaver