Botanical Name: Plumbago auriculata 'Royal Cape'
 Common Name: 'Royal Cape' Cape Plumbago
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial, Vine


Height Range

1-3', 3-6'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Light Green, Yellow Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition



Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Japanese, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Mass Planting


Attracts Wildlife

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  • Description

  • Notes

This hybrid will grow 2-5' tall and has small, light green leaves with deep blue flowers that bloom during spring, summer, and fall. Prune back in late winter to control growth and to keep compact. Not fussy about soil type, but best with good drainage. Great as a bank cover, fence, wall, filler, or background shrub. Avail. in 1G., 5G.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.