Plumbago

     I love the blue flowers of the tropical plumbago (Plumbago auriculata), also known as Cape Leadwort.  I get one every year (it is hard to keep over inside) and put in in a blue glazed container where it blooms its little heart out all summer.  The plant itself has light green leaves on wiry stems that sprawl vine-like about the pot supporting the beautiful azure-blue phlox-like flowers.  Shining in the afternoon sun, it is a welcoming sight when I am returning home, weary from unloading trucks of hibiscus and mandevillas.

     Plumbago is a thirsty plant so check for water needs regularly, fertilize spring and summer, and give it full to part sun to keep clusters of blue blue flowers coming.
Posted: 7/9/2015 by Margot | with 0 comment(s)
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