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Plumbago - Blue

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Plumbago - Blue - 3 Gallon

Plumbago, known for its captivating blue or white flowers, is a versatile and easy-to-grow plant that adds a splash of color to any garden setting. This perennial shrub, which can also be treated as an annual in cooler climates, blooms profusely from early summer until fall, offering a long-lasting display of its delicate, five-petaled flowers.

The plant's ability to attract butterflies and other pollinators, along with its resistance to deer, makes it a valuable addition to any landscape. Plumbago thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil, making it a low-maintenance choice for gardeners.

Its sprawling habit and vibrant flowers make it ideal for a variety of uses in the garden

  • Attracts Pollinators: Invites butterflies and bees, enhancing biodiversity.
  • Deer Resistant: A great choice for gardens troubled by deer.
  • Versatile: Suitable for borders, ground cover, or container gardening.
  • Long Blooming: Provides color from early summer to fall.
  • Easy Care: Thrives with minimal maintenance, requiring only occasional pruning to maintain shape. 

Whether planted for its striking blue or elegant white blooms, Plumbago is a charming addition that brings life and color to any garden space.


            Easy To Grow

            Low Maintenance

            Drought tolerant

            Good For Containers

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              Ideal position:

              Full to Part sun

              3 to 6 hours morning sun best


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              Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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              Healthy Temperatures:

              Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

              Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-11

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              Growth Outlook:

              Height : 6' - 10'

              Wide: Up To 10"

              Growth Rate: Fast

              Plant Spacing:  5' to 6' apart

              *Will grow in part shade/part sun, but full sun will bring more blossoms.

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              Pet Friendly - Yes

              Toxicity: Nontoxic to Dogs, Nontoxic to Cats, Nontoxic to Horses

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                  Best Applications


                  The Plumbago plant, with its captivating blue or white flowers, is a versatile and attractive addition to any garden. Its ease of care and vibrant blooms make it a favorite among gardeners. Here are some of the best uses for Plumbago in your garden or landscape:

                  Ground Cover: Plumbago's spreading habit makes it an excellent choice for ground cover. It fills spaces quickly, providing a dense mat of green foliage and a profusion of blooms, effectively suppressing weeds and stabilizing soil.

                  Container Gardening: Plumbago thrives in containers, where its cascading branches and flowers can spill over the edges, creating a stunning visual display. It's ideal for patios, balconies, or as a focal point in garden settings.

                  Borders and Edging: The plant's lush foliage and continuous blooms make it perfect for creating vibrant borders or edging along pathways, driveways, or garden beds, adding structure and color.

                  Butterfly Gardens: As a nectar-rich plant, Plumbago attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, making it a valuable addition to butterfly gardens or pollinator-friendly landscapes.

                  Climbing and Trellis Use: Although not a true climber, Plumbago can be encouraged to grow up trellises or fences with some support, providing a beautiful vertical element in the garden with its clusters of blue or white flowers.

                  Incorporating Plumbago into your garden not only enhances the visual appeal with its charming blooms but also supports local wildlife, making it a multifunctional plant that addresses both aesthetic and ecological gardening goals.

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                  Caring for a Plumbago plant involves providing the right conditions and maintenance to ensure its health and vibrant blooms. Here are some essential care tips for Plumbago plants:

                  Sunlight: Plumbago plants thrive in full sun to partial shade. Place them in a location where they receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering.

                  Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Plumbago plants when the top inch of soil feels dry, especially during hot, dry periods. Reduce watering in winter when growth slows.

                  Well-Draining Soil: Plant Plumbago in well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. A mix of potting soil and perlite or sand works well for container-grown plants.

                  Fertilization: Feed Plumbago plants with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth and flowering. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of blooms.

                  Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the shape and size of Plumbago plants. Trim back leggy growth and spent flowers to encourage new growth and blooming throughout the growing season.

                  Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies, and treat infestations promptly. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

                  By providing adequate sunlight, water, well-draining soil, regular fertilization, pruning, and pest control, you can help your Plumbago plant thrive and bloom beautifully, adding color and charm to your garden or landscape.