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Plumbago auriculata /Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata  / Plumbago auriculata
A foundation planting of plumbago
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A foundation planting of plumbago

Blue flowering plumbago

Can stand hot sun and reflected light

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Scientific Name: Plumbago auriculata
Common Name: Plumbago
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: In zone 8 it may be killed to the ground by freezes, but will come back from the roots. It flowers for an extended period of time from spring until the cool days of fall. It may be used as a bedding plant, in raised planters and wall plantings, or in foundation planting. It is tolerant of high temperature, high humidity and drought. Butterflies are attracted to the blue flowers.