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Plumbago auriculata, Plumbago capensis, Blue Plumbago, Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort

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Plumbago auriculata, Plumbago capensis
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Blue Plumbago, Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
Origin: S. Africa, Himalayas, China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Blooms all year round with denser blooms from March to November. Plumbago is popular in both tropical and sub-tropical gardens because of its delicate blue flowers; there is also a white-flowering cultivar ('Alba'). It is by nature a woody climbing shrub - with support it can reach several ft in height - but in the tropics it is seen more often as a low plant used for hedges. It tolerates both drought and poor soil and does best at slightly higher altitudes; heavy rainfall tends to beat down the flowers and leaves. Plumbago does best in full sun and grows best if it is heavily pruned from time to time, even cut back to the ground. Propagation is from green cuttings or by division of older plants.

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