Ceratostigma willmotianum

Ceratostigma willmotianum

Ceratostigma willmotianum  

Chinese Plumbago.  This blue flowering small shrub is invaluable at this time of year for some late summer / early autumn colour.  The foliage in the autumn takes on excellent russet red and orange colours often at the same time as the blue flowers.  The flowers are a valuable source of nectar in the late summer for bees and butterflies.  Plant in full sun in a mixed border of late flowering perennials.