Blue Plumbago is easy to care for. Blue flowering plants are a rarity in South Florida landscapes. The flowers resemble phlox. When trimming the plant you can expect to find little blue flower petals clinging to your skin or clothing. The blue plumbago plant works best in an informal, natural landscape design.
Blue Plumbago Specs
They are an evergreen shrub that grows fast and blooms off and on all year. To flower nicely they require full to part sun. Blue plumbago is considered to be somewhat drought-tolerant and they are cold hardy. They look their best when kept in bounds.
Blue Plumbago Care
You will want to add top soil when you plant. It is also not a bad idea to add composted cow manure to the mix. They like regularly waterings as long as you give them time to dry out between waterings. You can trim occasionally for shape, size. You can do a hard prun in spring. Fertilize 3 times a year with a granular fertilizer. To promote heavier blooms you can supplement feedings with bone meal and/or liquid fertilizer.
Blue Plumbago Spacing
Plant them about 3 feet apart. The blue plumbago looks great cascading over the sides of a planter or container.
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