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Thursday, 30 January 2014

FFF115 - PLUMBAGO

Plumbago auriculata (common names blue plumbago, Cape plumbago or Cape leadwort), syn. P. capensis, is a species of flowering plant in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to South Africa.

It is an evergreen shrub, often grown as a climber, ascending rapidly to 6 m tall by 3 m wide in nature, though much smaller when cultivated as a houseplant. It has light blue to blue flowers and also variations with white (P. auriculata var. alba) or deep blue -shown here (P. auriculata 'Royal cape') flowers. The leaves are a glossy green and grow to 5 cm long.

Plumbago grow best in full sun to part shade.The specific epithet auriculata means "with ears", referring to the shape of the leaves. In temperate regions it may be grown outside in frost free areas, otherwise under glass. The species and the white-flowered form P. auriculata f. alba have both gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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5 comments:

  1. This is very nice flower. Blue and green look very nice together!

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  2. Thin I might have seen this flower where I live (CA), but immediately came to mind was "I'm all ears" a saying one just can't say in my original language:)

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  3. What a beautiful blue color!

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  4. I love your amazing blue plumbagos♥♥♥
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    moni

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  5. What a gorgeous flower! You have some really lovely shots here.
    I haven't taken part in the Floral Friday challenge before, but I'm tossing my hat in the ring this time around with some shots of my azaleas.

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