Seed Swaps

dark star    

planted 1 to replace rhodie that died of drought. This drought lover grew fast! looks sensational blooming in front of the fresh maple leaves.

planted 1 by front door, 1 in new terraces, 3 behind house.

Planted 2 in 2006 and 3 more in 2008 in thugs garden
Loves summer drought, clay soil.

This planting is in the here and there garden .


Latest Milestone Reviewed

Quantity: 11

Plant Ceanothus Ceanothus 56
Variety Dark Star 10



  • Bloom_day_2012_may

Care Instructions

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Ceanothus 'Dark Star' is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.80 metres (that's 5.85 feet in imperial).

Your garden has don't know light - a full sun position will ensure your plant thrives.

Your garden has don't know soil: planting in clay soil will ensure your plant thrives.

Remember to water Ceanothus 'Dark Star' water very sparingly.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (8b) is within the ideal range for Ceanothus 'Dark Star'. The recommended range is between Zone 8 and 10.

More information about dark star is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All dark star Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived



pic not showing up.. u may need to go tweak some flickr settings :)

Posted on 31 Mar 11 (about 5 years ago)

the link was and old link to an old picture and i have the free flickr account that only displays latest 200. I’ll take a new picture if it ever stops raining. the photos for the other dark stars are still showing

Posted on 31 Mar 11 (about 5 years ago)

I honestly can’t currently see any of your pics for the other dark stars, either. Do I have to go over to your Flickr to see them? :)

Posted on 31 Mar 11 (about 5 years ago)

no that probably wont work. I know, I’ll post a photo again!

Posted on 31 Mar 11 (about 5 years ago)

Wow, this is breathtaking! :)
Makes me a bit nostalgic over having lived in the Pacific NW- I had this in my garden there, but had to leave it behind when I moved.

Posted on 31 Mar 11 (about 5 years ago)

but you live in paradise now!

Posted on 31 Mar 11 (about 5 years ago)

LOL, sort of. Too long a story for this medium… it isn’t always such a paradise for me in a few ways. Main problem being that the economy here is currently worse than almost anywhere in the USA I’ve ever been or could go to, (yes- even worse than Calif. But maybe not as bad as Puerto Rico or certain areas in FL)
Some cities which are awesome to vacation in, are nevertheless a real pain to try and reside in due to very high cost of living and other factors. I hear that Las Vegas and Paris also fit in this pattern, and Paris in particular has been challenging and costly to live in for a good, long time. One of several reasons why I’ve decided I gotta read ‘The Paris Wife’. :)

Posted on 31 Mar 11 (about 5 years ago)

che meraviglia!

Posted on 18 May 12 (almost 4 years ago)

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