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Blue Cape Plumbago

Blue Cape Plumbago

Regular price $6.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Spread: 3-6 feet
Flower Color: pale blue
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Blue Cape Plumbago is a perennial shrub native to South Africa, widely cultivated for its beautiful flowers and ease of care. It's a popular choice in gardens and landscapes for its continuous blooming and ability to attract butterflies.

The most striking feature of Blue Cape Plumbago is its flowers. The blooms are a vibrant shade of blue, ranging from pale to deep sky-blue, and appear in clusters throughout the warmer months. These long-lasting flowers provide a consistent display of color and are a magnet for pollinators, especially butterflies.

In addition to its attractive blooms, Blue Cape Plumbago has a sprawling, somewhat vine-like growth habit, with green, semi-woody stems and light green leaves. The foliage is medium-textured, providing a nice backdrop for the showy flowers.

Blue Cape Plumbago is versatile in landscaping. It can be used as a standalone shrub, in mixed borders, or as a foundation plant. It's also an excellent choice for container gardening, where it can spill over the edges attractively. In regions with mild winters, it's often used as a ground cover or allowed to climb trellises and fences.

This plant thrives in well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established. It prefers a sunny location but can also perform well in partial shade. Pruning can help maintain its shape and encourage more dense flowering.

Overall, Blue Cape Plumbago is valued for its ease of care, continuous flowering, and the vibrant color it adds to landscapes. Its adaptability to various garden uses and attractiveness to wildlife make it a favorite among gardeners looking to add a touch of the tropics to their outdoor spaces.

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