Plumbago auriculata Dark Blue (capensis)

Dark Blue Plumbago

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 4-8' x 8-10'

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: Africa

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Blue

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Screen / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

A Bit More

A tough, shrub that hails from South Africa, Dark Blue Plumbago has an arching, sprawling form that can be trained as a vine or left to grow as a mound. Growing 4-8’ tall and 8-10’ wide, this Plumbago produces clusters of medium-blue flowers from summer into fall. For best results, plant in full sun to light shade and provide regular water. One note: Plumbago auriculata Dark Blue is frost tender and can die back if faced with freezes. But it sprouts again in the spring, like a Phoenix rising. A quick grower that is pest free, Dark Blue Plumbago is a reliable shrub for a variety of landscapes.

A Bit More

A tough, shrub that hails from South Africa, Dark Blue Plumbago has an arching, sprawling form that can be trained as a vine or left to grow as a mound. Growing 4-8’ tall and 8-10’ wide, this Plumbago produces clusters of medium-blue flowers from summer into fall. For best results, plant in full sun to light shade and provide regular water. One note: Plumbago auriculata Dark Blue is frost tender and can die back if faced with freezes. But it sprouts again in the spring, like a Phoenix rising. A quick grower that is pest free, Dark Blue Plumbago is a reliable shrub for a variety of landscapes.