Plumbago auriculata 'Crystal Waters'
Plumbago auriculata 'Crystal Waters'

Plumbago auriculata 'Crystal Waters'

£7.00
Currently being propagated, please ask as we may have some, or we can at least let you know when they will hopefully be available
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A scrambling, bushy climber for a conservatory or frost free garden with beautiful blue flowers in summer - a slightly deeper shade than the species. 

Common Name: Cape leadwort
Plant Family: Plumbaginaceae
Plant Type: Tender Shrub
POT SIZE/QUANTITY
7 cm
Season of Interest
Summer to Autumn
Sun or Shade
Sun to Part Shade
Height
tall (over 12 feet)
Minimum temperature
Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/Situation
Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Planting Style
interior display
Suggested Use
Covering Walls (Conservatory)
Flower Colour
Blue
Leaf Colour
Green
Habit/Shape
Climbing
Evergreen
No
Plumbago Care

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.

Pot Sizes

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 7 to 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

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.

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Delivery Info

Minimum order value £10

Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
         
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £7.50 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£7.5 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

 

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Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)