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Plumbago auriculata

Plumbago auriculata is "Blue Plumbago", usually grouped with climbers, it in fact has no climbing method and grows either through other plants for support or as self supporting thickets. The famously blue flowers are produced from summer on, it's a plant that benefits from winter protection (min -1c) and a sunny spot. Mine also responds well to hard pruning and re potting in the spring. Beware of the sticky seeds behind the flowers - they get everywhere! Originally from Southern Africa it has long been grown in the UK where it was placed under thatch on roofs to ward off lightening! The form we have has deep blue flowers.

Plumbago auriculata

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