Plumbago auriculata ‘Imperial Blue’
Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue'
is one of those perennials, when mass planted, catches your eye and makes you say wow! The powder-blue flower clusters that virtually cover this evergreen shrub really make a statement. ‘Imperial Blue’ is a very versatile shrub as it can grow upright and climb to 20 feet tall, or can be pruned to form more manageable rounded mound.
If given the opportunity, this plant will ramble along the ground, sending out graceful arching branches that can grow 6-8 feet long. To create a beautiful hedge, plant several shrubs 4 to 6 feet apart. As the plants grow, they will fill in the empty spaces between them and create a graceful cascading appearance.
They also are a good choice for erosion control along slopes and embankments and will cascade over walls in a lovely, free-flowing manner.
Plumbago auriculata ‘Imperial Blue’ blooms spring through fall and may continue to bloom throughout winter in frost-free locations. Its Sunset Climate Zones are H1, H2, 8, 9, 12-24. It is a relatively drought tolerant plant once it is established and does best if planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil.
We are growing ‘Imperial Blue’ in one gallon containers. Follow us on Instagram @clearwatercolornursery to get an inside peek on the day to day stuff in the nursery.