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Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue'

Imperial Blue Plumbago

Plumbago

Comments

An upright climbing shrub that will form a weeping mound if left on its own, but with a trellis or wall it will reach ten feet; stunning blue flower clusters bloom nearly year round; will die back to the ground in zone 8; an excellent container plant

Description

An upright climbing shrub that will form a weeping mound if left on its own, but with a trellis or wall it will reach ten feet; stunning blue flower clusters bloom nearly year round; will die back to the ground in zone 8; an excellent container plant

Landscape Attributes

Imperial Blue Plumbago is a multi-stemmed annual with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Imperial Blue Plumbago is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Imperial Blue Plumbago will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 7 feet apart. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 feet

10 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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