The pretty blue flowers of the Plumbago auriculata are part of the appeal of this popular garden plant. It belongs to the Plumbaginaeae family and is also known as the Cape leadwort or Plumbago in English, and the blousyselbos in Afrikaans.
Description: The Plumbago auriculata is a hardy plant that is characterised by its delicate blue flowers. The herbaceous shrubs reach heights of about three metres, with similar-sized spreads, depending on the particular species.
As new leaves and stems sprout, they are a vibrant green, which then darkens as they mature. It is a scrambling shrub that extends its reach quickly and naturally. The flowers range from pale blue to a much darker variety, and can sometimes be found in white too.
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