Ceratostigma willmottianum is a spreading, deciduous shrub that brings welcome colour to the garden in late summer/early autumn. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Masses of vivid cobalt-blue flowers appear from August to October (UK) and then in autumn, this shrub gives a second burst of colour when it's leaves turn a rich russet-red.
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
This low maintenance plant is best in towards the front of a sheltered, sunny border in soil that does not get too dry. It is perfect for banks and slopes of cottage gardens but equally suits containers in Mediterranean style gardens.