Plumbago auriculata | Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort

(Plumbago capensis)

The slender, vining branches of Cape Plumbago create a mounding shrub or groundcover. It is cold hardy to about 15F although foliage is damaged at 25F. However, plant regrows quickly the following spring. Sometimes grown as a houseplant that vacations outdoors during summer. Attractive flowers are in bloom for a long period. Select a cultivar such as 'Royal Cape' or 'Imperial Blue' for deeper blue blooms. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 15F

Growth Rate: moderate, fast

Height: 6 feet high

Width: 10 feet wide

Evergreen, Semievergreen

Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: white, blue

Flower Season: spring, summer, fall