They are flowering herbaceous plants, subshrubs, or small shrubs growing to 0.3–1 m 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.
Ceratostigma willmottianum shown here is a species of flowering plant native to western China and Tibet. It is an ornamental deciduous shrub that grows to 1 metre in height, with pale blue plumbago-like flowers appearing in autumn as the leaves start to turn red.
Ceratostigma is derived from Greek, meaning 'horned stigma’. This is in reference to the ‘shape of the stigmatic surface’. Willmottianum was named for Miss Ellen Ann Willmott (1858-1934), a keen gardener and plant introducer from Warley Place, Essex.
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That is SO beautiful!ReplyDelete
I cannot see the linky so wasn't able to link.ReplyDelete
These are such beautiful blue blooms. Happy Floral Friday! Here is my link: http://landscapedesignbylee.blogspot.com/2018/02/garden-bloggers-bloom-day-foliage.html#.WoXbIa6nGUkReplyDelete
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Wonderful Nick...i love this blue!ReplyDelete
Nick, bluetifil. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love the blue color and such a pretty flower, I tried to find many flowers for you Nick.ReplyDelete
Love that shade of blue!ReplyDelete
Lovely little gems!!ReplyDelete
this Plumbago is so beautiful and it also grows in my garden.
Have a nice weekend,
greetings Edith from Germany
Finally a plant that I recognise. They have a really bright blue colour. Groetjes HettyReplyDelete