Scientific Name: Plumbago auriculata
Common Name: blue plumbago, cape leadwort
Family Name: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Broadleaf evergreen, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Climbing, Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Container planting
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Oblong, Spatulate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, Blue, Violet, Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Stems long and thin, climbing (or used as a groundcover potted annual plant); leaves alternate, oblong-spathulate, most 3-5cm long; flowers about 2cm wide, petals 5, pale blue.