This impressive shrub produces masses of flower clusters in lovely sky blue. The beautiful blue clusters of flowers bloom from early spring to fall. Plumbagos are very versatile, plant as companion plants to foundation plants, border plants, or en masse in large areas for a dramatic display of color. Plumbagos attract pollinators, making it an excellent choice for a butterfly garden.
Plant plumbagos in well-drained soil in a bright area. This plant can tolerate part shade but will produce fewer flowers. Prune the plant by hand to keep its informal look. Water daily when initially planted in the landscape until the plant is established. Water thoroughly, but do not soak. This plant does not like wet feet. After it is established, water as needed, especially during the hot summer. If planted in containers, water consistently when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Fertilize with a well-balanced fertilizer in the early spring to help kick start its growth and flowering.
Some of our favorites: Plumbago auriculata ‘Imperial Blue’
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Easy-care, drought tolerant once established, attracts pollinators
Plumbago, cape leadwort, skyflower
Blue with a hint of violet
Water until established, then as needed
8b and above
Feed a well-balanced fertilizer in early spring and then as needed.
Plumbago auriculata ‘Imperial Blue’
Full sun for about 6-8 hours a day
3 feet tall and about 5 feet wide
In zones 7 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Clusia, hibiscus, oleander