Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-0991

Content copyright . QCBC. All rights reserved.

This is the beautiful Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides!
It is currently in bloom here at the Botanical Center.


Plumbago (also commonly called leadwort) is a wiry, mat-forming perennial which spreads by rhizomes to form an attractive ground cover. Typically grows 6-10" tall on generally erect stems rising from the rhizomes. Oval to obovate, shiny, medium green leaves (to 2" long) turn bronze-red in autumn. Terminal 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.

Hours of Operation

April 1 – October 31
10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday (open late Tuesday night until 7pm)
11pm – 5pm Sunday

Easter noon-3pm
Memorial Day - 10am-2pm
Labor Day 10am-2pm

November 1 – March 31
10am – 4pm Monday through Saturday (open late Tuesday night until 7pm)
11am – 4pm Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Day Open 10am-2pm
Closed Christmas Day
Open New Years Eve Day 10am-2pm
Closed New Years Day
Easter noon-3pm


General Admission (non-event dates)
$6.00 Adults (16 years and older)
$5.00 Seniors (60+) and Military
$4.00 Youth, ages 6 to 15
$2.00 Children, ages 2 to 5
Toddlers ages 2 and under are free!

Quad City Botanical Center Members enjoy free general admission for a full year.
Learn more about our membership options on our Membership Page.

Special Event Admission
The Quad City Botanical Center hosts many fun and unique Special Events throughout the year with variable pricing. General admission rates do not apply on special event tickets. Click here to learn about upcoming events!

Are you interested in receiving regular updates on the special events and programming at the Quad City Botanical Center?
Enter your email below to be included on our electronic correspondence list!
For Email Newsletters you can trust

The Quad City Botanical Center is a grateful beneficiary of the Quad City Cultural Trust