Plumbago auriculata

Cape Leadwort, Cape Plumbago, Plumbago capensis

Grown for their long-blooming flowers and rapid growth, these tropical, climbing, semi-evergreen shrubs and vines trail and drape themselves over fences, banks and warm walls. They can climb 12 to 20 feet long where supported by a trellis or fence. Where winters are long and frosty, shrub grows to only 2 feet. Primrose-like flowers range from white to blue, blooming for most of the year. Like full sun, though it bleaches flower color. Need little water once established. Buy plants in bloom to check flower color, or start from cuttings, division or seed. Prune out old or damaged growth in spring.
Plumbago auriculata, Cape Leadwort, Cape Plumbago, Plumbago capensis
Without support, it is a 6-foot-tall, semi-evergreen bush. With support is grows vine-like to 12 feet tall. The 1-inch-wide, white or sky blue flowers bloom all summer, or continuously in warm climates.

Attributes - Plumbago auriculata

Plant Type: Shrub, Vine

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Winter

Flower Color: Blue, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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