Plumbago Plants for your garden. Below is the Royal Cape Plumbago (Plumbagoo auriculatla ‘Monott’) In the Southwest this plant will bloom from early spring all the way to mid-fall. A very hardy plant with a bright showy blue flower. This is a perfect plant that can be used for contrasting color to other plants that give out red, yellow and orange blooms.
Where to Plant Plumbago
Plant it in full sun or in an attractive container. Use it as a taller plant in the background with smaller plants in the foreground. Shorter colorful plants such as Verbena, Creeping Phlox, and Iceplants will work wonders in your flowering garden.
How tall does plumbago grow?
The Royal Cape Plumbago pictured below will grow about 5 ft. tall and about the same width. They will go dormant during the cold seasons but will come back once the hot weather comes along. It is a moderate watering plant but needs additional if in a container or placed in rock gardens.
The Dwarf Plumbago photo below (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
A good low groundcover plant. Place in the full or partial shade as it will do well in both places. This plant will grow about 1 ft. tall about will spread slowly to about 2ft. within time.
Plumbago will work great in a container as it will have overflowing bright blue flowers. It is considered a herbaceous perennial. It will bloom from about mid-summer till late fall.
There are other types of Plumbago plants but the ones mentioned here will do great in and around the lower elevations of the Southwest. Other Varities of Plumbago plants at Monrovia.
Other Companions Plants are the Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coral Bells (Heuchera).
Another blue flowering plant is the Russian Sage.
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