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Blue Cape Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue'
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

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Semi-evergreen shrub is adorned with Phlox-like clusters of vivid, sky-blue flowers spring through fall. Utilize its informal, wide habit as a groundcover, foundation plant, container plant or as an accent. Lends well to training as an espalier.

Plant with Boxwood


  • Landscape Size: 6' tall, 8'-10' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Semi-evergreen, Deer Resistant, Showy Flowers, Attracts Butterflies 

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Flourishes in well draining, enriched soil. Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage dense growth. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth appears. 



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