Plumbago capensis. Blue plumbago. C17

Plumbago capensis is a shrub of beautiful flowers in light blue, which is also used like a climber.

Specific References

VAT included

Plumbago Capensis, Plumbago auriculata, Cape leadwort,  is an evergreen shrub which
belongs to the plumbaginaceaes family.
Very hardy plant, drought tolerant once it is well established, although, normally, it is not frost resistant.
It will thrive quite well in almost any type of soil, but obviously it prefers a rich compost with a good drainage system.
Plumbago Capensis is a fast growing shrub which will need to be trimmed and cleaned now and then to keep it with an attractive shape and to avoid tangle or a uncontrolled growth.
Trim it according to the shape you  would like to get, or a rounded one for making a nice specimen, or cutting lateral and lowest branches to get a climbing or straight for making a formal hedge.
Flowering and regenerating prunes should be done by the end of winter or the beginning of spring.
Its potential attraction resides in the light blue colour or withe of its flowers,  the quantity and its durability.
Cape Leadwort is not a demanding plant for water,  once well established, however good drinks of water during the summer will contribute to a much better development.
Regarding feeding, we can help the plant by  adding a mix fertiliser composed of NPK, iron, and magnesium.
Keep an eye on your plumbago to avoid pests, such as mealybugs or whiteflies.

Cosulted sources in addition to our experience with this plant

Plumbago capensis is a shrub of beautiful flowers in light blue, which is also used like a climber.

Specific References

Comments (0)

Related Product

16 other products in the same category:

Customers who bought this product also bought:

Schefflera arboricola. C17
Schefflera arboricola is an evergreen shrub used for hedges as well at the sun as at shade. Very used because of its hardness and its ornamental value. Can be used in areas near the...
Portulaca oleracea - Purslane. C11

Portulaca oleracea is an annual succulent plant of the Portulacaceae family, known for its medicinal properties and as an edible plant.

Sun patiens. mix. C13
Sunpatienses sun or impatiens. It's a showy flower from spring up to the arrival of the cold weather covering of colour both gardens and...
Polygala myrtifolia.C20

Polygala myrtifolia is a very bushy type shrub. Perennial leaves mainly in warmer areas and plenty of lila-purple flower from spring to autumn. 

Ajuga (Ajuga reptans) C13

Its dense foliage is the biggest appeal of this plant. In some varieties, the leaves have purple tones, which gives it great ornamental value.

It is an ground cover plant. It reaches low...

Nandina domestica. C17
 Nandina domestica is and evergreen shrub, with a beautiful foliage which colour can range between green and red, with white little flowers and red berries.