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