Plumbago auriculata

Plumbago auriculata

Other latin names: Plumbago capensis

Common name: Cape leadwort

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Plant type Perennial, shrub
Height 10 to 20 feet
Spread 3 to 6 feet
Habit Spreading, bushy, upright
Foliage Evergreen to semi-evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight to moderate
Hardiness 9
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Blue
Flower season Late summer to mid autumn
Flower size Medium
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time

Plumbagos auriculata is a fast growing, scrambling shrubs grown for its blue flowers borne intermittently throughout summer but mainly in late summer and autumn. P. auriculata makes an effective climber if trained against a wall.

Plumbagos grow in sun or light shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Thin out old growth in early spring.

Task Calendar

Early-spring Thin out old growth


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