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plumbago auriculata 'imperial blue

SKU # P3600 . Buy more and save! Read our guarantee. Cape plumbago benefits from pruning in late winter, which promotes blooming, keeps the shrub neat and tidy and prevents it from rambling excessively. Remove enough of the old stems to produce the desired appearance. Plant in sun or part shade (where it blooms less) in a fairly well drained soil and water occasionally to infrequently – tolerates low water conditions but looks better with an occasional irrigation. Keep moist first year; 3x per week after. Blue Plumbago Plant (Plumbago auriculata) - Easy Caring Tips by Max - last update on October 28, 2019, 2:37 am This hardy shrub features masses of dainty-looking, intense blue flowers on slender stems with pale green leaves. Plants typically grow to about 3- to 4-feet tall and can reach 5-feet wide. 7 Search Results. Plumbago auriculata - Cape Plumbago is a flowering semi evergreen to evergreen shrub. 6+ $7.95. It forms a rounded mound or can be pruned and or allowed to climb on other plants or structures as a vine to nearly 20 feet. Send by email Printer-friendly version. Ses fleurs sont d'un bleu divin. Here in the Sonoran Desert, blue-flowering plants are rare, and of the few that are available, none can advertise the same stature and wild elegance as Imperial Blue Cape Plumbago. It is a vigorous grower and a non-stop bloomer, profusely flowering spectacularly all year round especially in the tropics. $68.00 $ 68. Either way will bring light color into any landscape. In the garden it can be a nice blue flowering large mounded shrub for background planting, a large scale groundcover that is good for erosion control on slopes or can be used container specimen. Large phlox-like clusters: Size: Royal Cape grows to 2m high and spreads up to 2m wide. Water generously, soaking the soil around the roots to create a long, healthy root system. Photo about Imperial Blue Plumbago, Cape Leadwort, Plumbago auriculata blooms in spring in Southern California, United States. It can be left to grow wild or trimmed into the landscape. We also grow a white flowered selection called. Plumbago auriculata, commonly called cape leadwort or cape plumbago, Native to South Africa.It is a weak-stemmed perennial evergreen shrub that grows 6-7��� tall and 8-10��� wide in its native habitat. Landscape Use: Accent, background, raised planters, cascade effect. Also called cape leadwort, this selection has clusters of sky blue flowers that bloom all season on woody stems. 2.0 out of 5 stars 1. To prevent problems caused by soggy soil, allow the top of the soil to dry between each watering. Full sun. Availability: Coming Soon. Prune any time as needed to promote branching and to shape. Instead, create a natural appearance by trimming individual branches with hand pruners. Cape leadwort, Plumbago auriculata, is a vigorous, evergreen climber typically use for covering large conservatory walls. Plumbago is a heat, sun, and drought tolerant tropical or tender perennial that makes a great addition to container gardens or it is often found growing as a groundcover, hedge, tree form, and espaliered on fences in mild winter climates. $7.95. To prevent scorching the plant, always apply fertilizer to moist soil and then follow fertilization with a deep soaking to activate the fertilizer and distribute it evenly around the roots. Plumbago can get a bit leggy if left untended so it���s a good idea to prune spent flowers and ��� Cape Leadwort Plumbago capensis or auriculata is a leggy shrublike climber with well branched arching stems. Blue. Imperial Blue Plumbago features showy clusters of sky blue flowers at the ends of the branches from early spring to late fall. $7.75. Moderate grower to 5 feet high, 6 to 8 feet wide. Plumbago. Can be sheared to maintain a smaller size. At maturity, this low-maintenance shrub reaches heights of 6 to 10 feet, with a similar spread. Light Requirements. Plumbago auriculata Cape leadwort Indigenous; 1m Planting position: Full sun.1m spacing between plants.Ideal for coastal regions. The plumbago plant (Plumbago auriculata), also known as the Cape plumbago or sky flower, is actually a shrub and in its natural surroundings can grow 6 to 10 feet tall with a spread of 8 to 10 feet. Plumbago auriculata . Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Cape Plumbago flowers on current year's growth so prune to control size and to refresh the plant in late winter when flowering the least. Imperial Blue Plumbago produces large clusters of deep sky blue flowers from early summer until fall. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. With its long trailing limbs and phlox-like flowers, plumbago is suitable as a shrub, ground cover, grown in containers, or planted against a trellis. 'Imperial Blue' is the most popular cultivar, with butterfly-attracting blossoms in vibrant blue with a hint of violet. It has light blue flowers that fill the shrub. Blue Plumbago Live Plant Large 3 Gallon Size. The fruit that follow have sticky hairs so best not planted along a pathway where they get stuck to clothing. And it���s one of the soft blues we can grow that visually cools things down when it���s hot. Although plumbago tolerates fairly heavy pruning, avoid shearing the shrub, as shearing creates a manicured appearance and decreased blooming. Noteworthy Characteristics. They bloom non-stop from late spring to the first freeze. Plumbago, Cape Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata) is the larval host for several types of ��� Bloom Color: Light Blue. This perennial shrub really loves our summer heat. Well suited as a hedge or for covering slopes or banks. M.H. Cold Hardiness. Synonym Plumbago auriculata ; Other common names include Blue Plumbago, Cape Leadwort, Cape Plumbago; This is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that blooms clusters of sky blue flowers ; Excellent for use as a low hedge, background plant, filler plant, transition plant, groundcover or as a cover for a bank, fence or wall! That way, the cut is inside the plant where the trimmed branches are hidden by foliage. 'Imperial Blue' Nursery Availability 1 - 7 of 7. If the shrub is still too large or bushy, remove a few of the oldest stems with the cuts made about 6 to 12 inches from the outermost perimeter of the shrub. Provides reliable color as an evergreen groundcover, bank cover or container plant. Plumbago auriculata (Cape Leadwort, Blue/Cape Plumbago, Skyflower) If you love blue flowers and butterflies, this easy-to-care Blue Plumbago plant is then a must in your garden. 3-5. Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' Bloom Color Family. Only 2 left in stock - order soon. Plumbago 'Imperial Blue' ... Plumbago auriculata. Image of southern, blossom, summer - 57645919 Impossible de ne pas aimer. (90-120 cm) Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) Hardiness: Unknown - Tell us. Scientific: Plumbago auriculata Common: cape plumbago Family: Plumbaginaceae Origin: Africa Pronounciation: Plum-BA-go a-u-ri-cu-LA-ta Hardiness zones Sunset 8, 9, 12-24 USDA 9-11. Used as in landscapes from maritime coastal southern and central California to the lower deserts of Arizona as a sprawling and ��� No gimmicks, tricks, or photoshop is necessary to make the color of this annual a stand out in the garden. Long, arching branches hold handsome medium green leaves. E10. The phlox-like flowers are butterfly attractants and the flower clusters can reach up to 6" across. Plumbago auriculata. Cape plumbago is suitable for planting in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' (Blue Cape Plumbago) - An upright climbing evergreen shrub that reaches 6-8 feet tall with long whip like branches that arch outward holding 2 inch long oblong yellow green leaves that darken with age. Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' (Blue Cape Plumbago) - An upright climbing evergreen shrub that reaches 6-8 feet tall with long whip like branches that arch outward holding 2 inch long oblong yellow green leaves that darken with age. Imperial Blue Plumbago. However, the plant benefits from occasional irrigation during warm, dry weather. Bloom Size: Unknown - Tell us. Cutting grown. Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' Annual Plumbago is a fantastic filler for beds and borders. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. Botanical Name. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. Plumbago Plumbago capensis. Blooms all year. Height: 36-48 in. Voici le plumbago, ... On en compte une quinzaine d'espèces, mais le plus connu est Plumbago auriculata, originaire de l'Afrique du Sud. The blue or white flowers are tubular with 5 petals or lobes, have glandular sticky hairs and are held in short spikes or racemes at the ends of the branches. Tender perennial. When planted in containers, it spills gracefully over the sides. If you are a fan of true Blue you can't get a more true blue than this! Great for erosion control. With long, thin stems and an abundance of royal blue flowers, Imperial Blue cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata "Imperial Blue") blooms from spring to ��� Huge clusters of vivid, deep blue flowers cover this sprawling, densely mounded vine-like shrub most of the year. Plumbago auriculata ���Imperial Blue' Blue Plumbago Plumbago auriculata is from South America and is relatively fast growing. Imperial Blue Plumbago makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. San Marcos Growers: Plumbago Auriculata 'Imperial Blue' - Blue Cape Plumbago, How to Grow Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines in Containers. Tolerates seaside conditions. Product Type: Plants. With long, thin stems and an abundance of royal blue flowers, Imperial Blue cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata "Imperial Blue") blooms from spring to fall, and may bloom throughout the winter in frost-free locations. Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) A scrambling semi-climber or shrub popular as a garden ornamental to 2m tall often used as a hedge specimen. » Plumbago auriculata ���Imperial Blue��� | Village Nurseries Wholesale Plant & Tree Grower Fast-growing evergreen shrub to 5-8' tall and wide. Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue' Scientific Name: Plumbago L. (Plumbaginaceae) auriculata Lam. You can also pair it with a white blooming variety. Blue-Green. Plumbago 'Imperial Blue' (Plumbago auriculata) Clusters of sky-blue flowers bloom from spring to fall and bring brilliant color to any sunny growing space. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing. Le feuillage devient caduc à partir de -3°C. It adds a tropical feel to the garden and is resistant to deer predation and good for attracting butterflies as both a larval host for some species and for food supply to others. It has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. It is native to South Africa, and knowing this provides the first clue to how to grow a plumbago, along with where to grow one. The New Sunset Western Garden Book; Kathleen Norris Brenzel. $7.95. A South African native, plants are hardy in USDA zones 8-11. Although the plant tolerates partial shade, blooming is healthier in full sunlight. $4.49 shipping. This selection is similar to the species except that 'Imperial Blue' is a more compact plant with larger and darker royal blue flowers. Flowering Plant - Plumbago auriculata Imperial Blue, Starter Plant, Lot of 6. Nearly year round, with peak from spring through fall, appear inch wide five petaled rich blue flowers on inch long tubes held in multiple flowered clusters at the branch tips. Fertilizer is also in order if the plant displays yellowing leaves, which indicate a mineral deficiency. FREE Shipping. Plumbago auriculata ���Royal Cape��� Botanical Name: Plumbago auriculata ���Royal Cape��� Common Name: Plumbago auriculata: Key Features ���Royal Cape��� is a deep blue flowering Plumbago bred to maintain vibrant colour through our hot summer months. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Imperial blue cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is an evergreen perennial in the genus Plumbago. Plumbago auriculata, the cape leadwort, blue plumbago or Cape plumbago, is a species of flowering plant in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to South Africa. This perennial shrub grows to a height of 36-48 inches with a width of 30 inches in some cases. Other details: Strictly speaking a shrub but best grown as a climber, it bears masses of intense blue, unscented flowers all summer and into autumn. Mesurant jusqu���à 5 m de hauteur pour 2 m d���envergure, sa floraison a lieu de mai à novembre. Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer. Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue'. Cape plumbago is relatively drought-tolerant and, once established, requires little water, especially in mild climates. Full sun (6+ hours direct sun) Moisture Requirements. The sky-blue, phlox-like flowers are borne in clusters on the ends of multiple sprawling branches over a long blooming season, attracting butterflies from spring through��� Hardy and evergreen to 25° F and reportedly root hardy to 10° F and useful down to USDA Zones 8. $49.95 $ 49. Full sun. Only 19 left in stock - order soon. It is very similar to the cultivar 'Monott' introduced and patented (since expired) by Monrovia Nursery in 1992. 100% Guaranteed! Bloom Characteristics: Unknown - Tell us. It is vigorous easy to grow and can bloom spring through fall with large clusters of sky blue flowers. To learn more please watch the video. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Although tender, it can be grown outside in summer, trained up a trellis or obelisk. Plumbago is a very thick bush. 95. Plumbago thrives in well-drained soil and even tolerates sandy coastal areas. South Africa. Dark Blue. Where to Grow: Unknown - Tell us. The oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. As the plant fills in the empty spaces, it develops a graceful, cascading appearance. Avec ces petites fleurs bleu azur réunies en longues panicules souples, elle résiste à des gels jusqu'à -8°C, mais sur une courte durée. $7.50. If fertilizer lands on the foliage, rinse it immediately. Situate indoor-grown plumbago in an area of your house that receives bright light. Use an all-purpose liquid or granular fertilizer with a ratio such as 10-10-10, applied at the rate recommended on the label. Zone 10 (40 to 30 degrees F) Fragrant. Remove all dead or damaged branches, as well as branches that rub on or grow across other branches. In comparison, IMPERIAL BLUE PLUMBAGO (Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue') is a vigorous, semi-evergreen shrub which produces abundant phlox-like clusters of deep blue flowers throughout the warm months. To take advantage of the plant's natural tendency to ramble, plant several shrubs in a group with 4 to 6 feet of space between each plant. 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