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

Blue

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Light Green, Yellow Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Rich

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

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.