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Plumbago auriculata 'Crystal Waters'

Common Name: Cape leadwort

Plant Family: Plumbaginaceae

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Plumbago auriculata 'Crystal Waters'
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Quantity or Pot size (see 'Pot Sizes' tab below):  1 litre pots


Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Planting Style:  interior display
Suggested Use:  Covering Walls (Conservatory)
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Flower Colour:  Blue
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  tall (over 12 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Climbing
Evergreen:  No


A scrambling, bushy climber for a conservatory or frost free garden with beautiful blue flowers in summer - a slightly deeper shade than the species. 


Plumbagos are scrambling plants which, in the wild grow up through other plants for support. So either grow against a trellis or an obelisk in a pot where you can tie the long stems in securely.

They originate from South Africa and are not totally hardy although if you live in a very mild part of the UK where frost is rare you may be able to grow them outside with a bit of protection. Generally they are grown as conservatory plants but are quite happy on the summer patio. Although evergreen in their native habitat we find they are deciduous at low temperatures in the UK. If you have a warm Conservatory which is kept above 10C in winter you may find them to be more evergreen.

They are hungry plants so feed monthly between May and September. A liquid feed Tomato feed with added seaweed is ideal. 

Prune lightly after flowering and remove any dead wood in spring, trimming back side shoots to 3 or 4 buds.

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.