Imperial blue cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is an evergreen perennial in the genus Plumbago. Water generously, soaking the soil around the roots to create a long, healthy root system. Situate indoor-grown plumbago in an area of your house that receives bright light. Send by email Printer-friendly version. You can also pair it with a white blooming variety. Plumbago thrives in the South African heat and in the United States it is found growing year-round in the southernmos��� Plumbago 'Imperial Blue' ... Plumbago auriculata. Mesurant jusqu���à 5 m de hauteur pour 2 m d���envergure, sa floraison a lieu de mai à novembre. That way, the cut is inside the plant where the trimmed branches are hidden by foliage. It has light blue flowers that fill the shrub. Either way will bring light color into any landscape. Cold Hardiness. Remove all dead or damaged branches, as well as branches that rub on or grow across other branches. Landscape Use: Accent, background, raised planters, cascade effect. Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' Scientific Name: Plumbago L. (Plumbaginaceae) auriculata Lam. Can be sheared to maintain a smaller size. Cape Leadwort Plumbago capensis or auriculata is a leggy shrublike climber with well branched arching stems. San Marcos Growers: Plumbago Auriculata 'Imperial Blue' - Blue Cape Plumbago, How to Grow Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines in Containers. Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer. Full sun. Cutting grown. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing. Hardy and evergreen to 25° F and reportedly root hardy to 10° F and useful down to USDA Zones 8. Bloom Size: Unknown - Tell us. Full sun. With long, thin stems and an abundance of royal blue flowers, Imperial Blue cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata "Imperial Blue") blooms from spring to ��� Plumbago auriculata ���Royal Cape��� Botanical Name: Plumbago auriculata ���Royal Cape��� Common Name: Plumbago auriculata: Key Features ���Royal Cape��� is a deep blue flowering Plumbago bred to maintain vibrant colour through our hot summer months. Although the plant tolerates partial shade, blooming is healthier in full sunlight. No gimmicks, tricks, or photoshop is necessary to make the color of this annual a stand out in the garden. And it���s one of the soft blues we can grow that visually cools things down when it���s hot. Buy more and save! SKU # P3600 . Only 19 left in stock - order soon. A South African native, plants are hardy in USDA zones 8-11. Synonym Plumbago auriculata ; Other common names include Blue Plumbago, Cape Leadwort, Cape Plumbago; This is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that blooms clusters of sky blue flowers ; Excellent for use as a low hedge, background plant, filler plant, transition plant, groundcover or as a cover for a bank, fence or wall! Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' (Blue Cape Plumbago) - An upright climbing evergreen shrub that reaches 6-8 feet tall with long whip like branches that arch outward holding 2 inch long oblong yellow green leaves that darken with age. 6+ $7.95. Plumbago is a very thick bush. The oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Although cape plumbago generally doesn't require fertilization, a feeding once or twice in spring and summer encourages a continual display of blooms. Also called cape leadwort, this selection has clusters of sky blue flowers that bloom all season on woody stems. When planted in containers, it spills gracefully over the sides. $49.95 $ 49. Strictly speaking a shrub but best grown as a climber, it bears masses of intense blue, unscented flowers all summer and into autumn. Plumbago auriculata, the cape leadwort, blue plumbago or Cape plumbago, is a species of flowering plant in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to South Africa. Le feuillage devient caduc à partir de -3°C. It is native to South Africa, and knowing this provides the first clue to how to grow a plumbago, along with where to grow one. 'Imperial Blue' is the most popular cultivar, with butterfly-attracting blossoms in vibrant blue with a hint of violet. Plumbago. Plumbago is a heat, sun, and drought tolerant tropical or tender perennial that makes a great addition to container gardens or it is often found growing as a groundcover, hedge, tree form, and espaliered on fences in mild winter climates. To learn more please watch the video. This selection is similar to the species except that 'Imperial Blue' is a more compact plant with larger and darker royal blue flowers. In comparison, IMPERIAL BLUE PLUMBAGO (Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue') is a vigorous, semi-evergreen shrub which produces abundant phlox-like clusters of deep blue flowers throughout the warm months. It adds a tropical feel to the garden and is resistant to deer predation and good for attracting butterflies as both a larval host for some species and for food supply to others. FREE Shipping. 2.0 out of 5 stars 1. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. The fruit that follow have sticky hairs so best not planted along a pathway where they get stuck to clothing. Provides reliable color as an evergreen groundcover, bank cover or container plant. 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