White Desert Plumbago



Plumbago scandens






Form: Shrub
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide
Flowers: Flowers are phlox-like clusters of white, sometimes with blue tinge 1 inch wide

Leaves; Oblong lance shaped leaves to 4 inches long are deep red when new maturing to medium green, foliage turns red in the fall and winter

Stems/Trunks: Green to brown, thin and sprawling
Range/Origin: Florida to Arizona south to Central America
Hardiness: Sunset zones 12,13,21-24, H1, H2; USDA: 9 -11
Comments: Low litter, No thorns, Blooms year-round with short break during hottest part of summer.



  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Regular to moderate
  • Soil: Most soils
  • Propagation: Seed, cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal, but can withstand hard pruning to promote new growth

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