Cape Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)


Cape Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata

  • Unique light blue flowers attract butterflies
  • Green foliage all year
  • Can be grown on trellis
  • Blooms often throughout year
  • Good as a cover for fence or wall and good background or filler plants

Planting Cape Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is a sure-fire way to add a refreshing splash of blue color in your landscape! Native to South Africa, this evergreen shrub is easy to grow, providing fantastic green foliage all year long, and attractive light blue flowers throughout the year. Plumbago offers homeowners and landscapers a variety of planting uses. We like to plant them in borders, foundation plantings or mass planting them for bringing lots of color to beds. They are also great as a background or used as a filler plant in and under shrubs. We also love planting them as a hedge, where they look fantastic when pruned for a neat and formal appearance. These fast-growing shrubs are sure to bring a smile to your face while adding curb appeal along the way!

Cape Plumbago loves the heat and can tolerate our long, humid summers. They like to grow in a spot with full sun or light shade and once established need little to moderate watering. For the best flowering, plant them in full sun. They love to grow outdoors, but they can also be used in a beautiful pot indoors or placed in a perfect spot in a covered patio. These plants love to grow in the Houston climate!

These are an excellent choice for a blank-slate yard or for anyone that is looking to revamp their landscape with color. For more guidance on what to do with your landscape, visit our nursery and speak with any of our nursery pros. We also offer free home and business landscape design consultations at our nurseries. We’ll pick the perfect Cape Plumbago for the perfect spot in your yard!