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Plumbago

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
plum-BAY-go
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

One of the few truly blue flowers.  Species in this genus can be grown for different purposes such as houseplants, woody or herbaceous perennials, and groundcovers.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#blue#blue flowers#interiorscape#perennials#houseplants#groundcover#shrubs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#blue#blue flowers#interiorscape#perennials#houseplants#groundcover#shrubs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Plumbago
    Family:
    Plumbaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropics & Subtropics
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    5-parted with spreading lobes.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Irritation, redness and blistering following contact.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Plumbagin, a quinone
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems