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Royal Cape® Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata 'Monott'

Pronunciation: plum-BAY-goh ah-rih-kew-LAY-tuh
SKU #06637
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Huge clusters of vivid deep blue flowers cover this sprawling, vine-like shrub most of the year. Provides reliable evergreen color as a groundcover, bank cover, or container plant in frost-free areas. In colder zones, provides beautiful annual color.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring through Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide in natural form.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover, Hillside
Design Ideas A shrubby climber is the perfect plant for the back of mixed borders, particularly along fence lines where it may be trained up and over. Perhaps one of the best plants to sprawl as erosion control on banks and slopes needing soil coverage with evergreen foliage year around. With slight trimming this makes an elegant foundation plant that cloaks ugly footings and utilities. Adaptation to partial shade is a good opportunity for planting under spreading canopies of old trees on boulevard or backyard. Superior filler for tropical gardens and around pool areas where light green foliage is bright and lush.
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Bush Daisy (Euryops)
CARE
Care Prefers light, well-drained, slightly acidic soils, but highly adaptable. Space 3 to 5 ft. apart for best effect. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
HISTORY
Lore Although roots have been used medicinally in some cultures, plumbago's general toxicity has kept it out of the ethnobotanical references.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.