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Plumbago auriculata
Cape Plumbago
3

4 feet
4

6 feet
South Africa
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun/partial shade; semi-evergreen in warm winters, but it drops leaves in extreme freezes.

Plumbago is most admired for the blue (or white) flower clusters that persist from summer through fall. Its informal, mounding growth habit is useful for filling in landscape beds, especially in the shade. Without freezes it would eventually grow to shrub size, but winter weather typically prunes it to the ground.

Maintenance

Generally none needed. Cut back freely or hedge if needed; it often freezes back to the ground in winter. Water occasionally if needed during summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-4' H, 4-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
Blue, White
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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