Plumbago spreads to form an attractive ground cover.
Typically grows 6-10″ tall on generally erect stems rising from the rhizomes. Oval, shiny, medium green leaves (to 2″ long) turn bronze-red in autumn. Clusters of 5-petaled, gentian blue flowers (1/2 to 3/4″ diameter) appear above the foliage over a long summer to frost bloom period. Flowers resemble those of woodland phlox.