is a wonderful evergreen shrub for the addition
of blue much of the year to your garden.
The plant is
native to South Africa. Of the family Plumbaginaceae it is cultivated for its beautiful
azure blue flowers.
or Cape Plumbago
8 - 11
or more with support
Rate of Growth: Fast
Salt Tolerance: Slight
Water Requirements: Little
water once established
Nutritional Requirements: Balanced
liquid fertilizer monthly
Light Requirements: Full
sun for best growth and flowering
Evergreen vining shrub
green oblong to 2" long
Azure or sky-blue, slender, funnel form,
showy, about an inch in diameter and arranged in a
cluster, resemble phlox, white cultivar available
Capsule, bun-like, 1-seeded
Pests or diseases:
Cottony cushion scale, mites, minor nutrient
deficiencies on high-pH soils.
Foundation plantings, hedges, ground cover
or in planter boxes.
Cost: $$ --
Seeds and cuttings
Plants for Subtropical Climates