Plumbago Capensis – 5 seeds


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Common name: Cape plumbago
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: Africa
Height at maturity: from 0.90 to 1.20 meter, can spread over 2 meters
Hardiness: -10°C
Exposure: sunny, tolerates partial shade
Plant type: shrub
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: evergreen to semi-evergreen depending on climate
Flowering: long from summer to autumn
Flower color: blue
Type of soil: normal, preferably dry in winter and cool in summer
Watering: little
Use: in the garden, pot, clump
Diseases and insect pests:
Toxicity: inedible fruits

Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


The Cape plumbago is a shrub with a bushy habit offering a multitude of blue flowers.

Its flowering is spectacular and long, it extends from the beginning of summer to the end of autumn.

This shrub, with rapid growth, reaches a height between 0.90 and 1.20 meters but it can reach 2 meters in all directions.

It will find its place in all types of soils, it prefers normal soil, rather dry in winter and cool in summer.

It is to be exposed to the sun to offer a perfect flowering, placed in a situation of partial shade the flowering will be less.

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