Blue Plumbago
Blue Plumbago
Blue Plumbago
Blue Plumbago
Blue Plumbago
Blue Plumbago
Blue Plumbago
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Blue Plumbago

  • Gorgeous clusters of pale, sky-blue flowers appear all summer long
  • Phlox-like flowers that will fill your garden with a gorgeous subtle scent.
  • Great colour for summer patios - a cool seaside colour.
  • Thrives in a hot, sunny spot - grow on pots, as they need moving to winter protection below 2C.
  • Supplied as established plants in 1.5L pots on a cane, ready to plant out, about 70cm tall.

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A superb summer patio plant, adding a tropical flavour to your garden or patio - their clear sky-blue flower clusters smother this informal, scrambling shrub, which works well in large pots with cane supports.

Grow outside all summer, it will need winter protection, as can be damaged below 2C, but will regrow away from the base the following year when it warms up again. In warmer parts of the country, especially in sheltered towns, plumbago will grow as an herbaceous perennial, dying down to ground level before reshooting in late spring.

Also known by its common name of Cape Leadwort, Plumbago is named from the Latin word plumbum, meaning lead, as it was believed to be a cure for lead poisoning. The clusters of phlox-like flowers are subtly scented and will attract butterflies and hoverflies into your garden, making them a great plant for wildlife. A great colour addition for summer long colour, and unusual too as it is seldom offered for sale.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant, approx. 70cm tall in a 1.5L pot, ready to pot on or plant out.

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Supplied as an established plant, approx. 70cm tall in a 1.5L pot, ready to pot on or plant out.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Plant into a large decorative container for best effect so that it can be moved under cover in winter.

Care Information

  • Grow in pots or a sheltered area of the garden - it prefers slightly acidic soil and is fairly drought-resistant once established.
  • A good pruning will result in lots of new growth, and, as the flowers appear on new growth you can expect a better display.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
150 cm
100 cm
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