Plumbago auriculata

Botanical Name: Plumbago auriculata

Phonetic: Plum-BAH-go uh-Rik-you-LAH-tuh

Common Name(s): Cape Plumbago

Family: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: South Africa
Plant Type: Perennial Shrub/Vine
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, oblong to oblanceolate                            
Leaf Color: Green leaves
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring to fall
Flower Color(s): Pale blue, phlox-like

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 8-11
Growth Rate: Medium to fast (tarts out slow and will take off eventually )                                            
Height: 6-8 Feet in native habitat
Spread: 8-10 Feet in native habitat
Hydrozone: Medium/2
Soil: Organically rich, fertile, well-drained soils
Pest: Whiteflies, spider mites, mealy bugs

Features: Showy flowers, showy fruit, drought tolerant, weeping, vining habits
Uses: Pots, container plant, vine, trellis, low growing ground cover, fences, low hedge, houseplant, patio plant, screen, foundation

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