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Blue Jasmine, Plumbago auriculata

Plumbago auriculata is also called Blue Jasmine, Cape leadwort, Blue Plumbago, Plumbago du Cap, or Cape Plumbago. It is a fast-growing shrub or vine. It is a perennial and grows to about 4 feet high. Plumbago auriculata is part of the Plumbaginaceae family of plants. It is evergreen. It is native to South Africa.

It blooms in early spring to fall with beautiful clusters of blue flowers. Flowers are blue and have five petals. The leaves are glossy green and alternate. Plumbago auriculata loves the sun and it is drought tolerant. They bloom profusely and work well along fences.

Blue Jasmine, Plumbago auriculata
Blue Jasmine, Plumbago auriculata

How to grow Plumbago auriculata:

Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in rich, humus-rich, fertile, and well-drained soil. Shelter from strong winds. Keep the soil consistently moist, but never soggy. It is disease-free. Watch out for mealybugs, totrix moth, whitefly, and red spider mite. Propagate by seed or cuttings. Plumbago auriculata is toxic to humans, it causes irritation and could be harmful if ingested.

Blue Jasmine, Plumbago auriculata
Blue Jasmine, Plumbago auriculata

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