3x Cape leadwort Plumbago auriculata blue

Plumbago auriculata

3x Cape leadwort Plumbago auriculata blue

Plumbago auriculata
Superb pot plant with bright blue flowers!
Leadwort has a distinctive appearance. It produces an overwhelming mass of flowers in various shades of blue that develop at the end of their elegantly curved stems. Leadwort is a fabulous plant for the patio and decking and can create an impact at the front of the border or in a rock garden. Keep frost-free in winter.
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3x Cape leadwort Plumbago auriculata blue
3x Cape leadwort Plumbago auriculata blue
3x Cape leadwort Plumbago auriculata blue
3x Cape leadwort Plumbago auriculata blue
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From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Latin name: Plumbago auriculata
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Blue
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: May - November
Growing Height: 100 - 150 cm
Planting distance: 60 - 70 cm

Take a large pot or planter with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put some potting compost in the pot and plant the Leadwort at the appropriate depth. Fill the pot with compost and press firmly. Immediately water after planting. Place the pot in a position with complete sunshine or light shade.

Leadwort makes a great combination plant

Leadwort is an easy-to-grow and rich flowering tub plant. Its curvy stems are also great trained along a trellis. These elegant flowers (which attract butterflies) look beautiful when combined with Bougainvillea and Ipomoea Purpurea. Place these plants together in a group on your patio. You'll be spellbound by the beautiful purple-blue colour combination of these plants.


Water your Leadwort almost everyday during the summer. Make sure the soil always remains moderately damp, but it does not tolerate soggy soil. It is recommended to remove the dead flowers on a regular basis. After flowering, cut the dead stems down to approximately 25 cm long. For an extra rich flowering during the summer, it is advised to provide a fertilizer on a regular basis.

Leadwort can be preserved throughout the winter

This strong tub plant is easy to preserve during the winter. Prune well in the autumn, removing any stems that have been damaged by frosts and place Leadwort in a cool room (5-10˚ C). Water moderately without letting the soil dry out. From April onwards, you can water more often as it gets warmer. Trim all old branches and stems whether short or long in order to create a neat appearance. Leadwort can now head back out to adorn your patio.


Leadwort originates from the warm South Africa. Its Latin name Plumbago auriculata has to do with its sky blue colour.


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