Plumbago auriculata

A traditional favourite to grow against a wall or trellis in a conservatory, with intense blue flowers. More
1 x 2 litre plant 511031-2L £14.95

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A traditional favourite to grow against a wall or trellis in a conservatory, with intense blue flowers. Can be moved outside to a sheltered terrace in summer, but bring back under cover when temperatures start to drop in autumn.

Genus Plumbago auriculata
Type Tender climber
Common Name Cape leadwort
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.5-2.5m (4ft 9in-8ft 2in)
Spacing 1m (3ft 3in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Although technically a shrub, it's best treated as a climber and grown against a conservatory wall.
Care Tips Can be grown as an annual outside, or in a greenhouse/conservatory. If grown outside can be cut down and brought into a frost-free greenhouse to over winter.
Flowering July - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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