Blue Plumbago in the Desert Landscape

Blue Plumbago video at http://youtu.be/L38cJuz8LXM

Blue Plumbago video at http://youtu.be/L38cJuz8LXM

Looking for some blue color in your desert garden?  Consider adding blue plumbago.  It’s a great looking blue shrub that does well in a desert landscape.  Here is information about it:

It has tubular pale blue flowers, viagra canada up to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm). Blooms throughout the year in Tucson and Phoenix, viagra usa with denser blooms from March to November. Flowers vary in color from white to intense blue. When purchasing it, buy it is useful to see the flower color, since some are much nicer than others. This shrub is originally from South Africa and likes being in the full-sun to partial shade.  It get’s to about six feet tall by six feet wide and can be a shrub or grown as a bushy vine.

Here is a short video about the blue plumbago.

We hope you enjoy our video and let us know if we can answer any of your gardening questions.  We can be reached at (520) 370-5697.

Deborah Munoz-Chacon, Owner

Sonoran Oasis Landscaping


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58 Comments

  1. Those are simply beautiful. I love the color, and those would be nice mixed with all the green and brown of the desert.

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    • There are very few blue desert plants. This is a nice one that does well in the heat.

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  2. Those give off a really cool color.. The video was very informative!

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    • Thanks Robert!

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  3. The color is beautiful. Does it have a fragrance as well?

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    • No, they really don’t have any scent to them.

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  4. I love the color, we just did some of those on some guitar picks, never knew what they were until now. Thank you for letting me learn something new today. I love that we can all learn something new everyday

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  5. You’re welcome Teresa!

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  6. Very nice looking flower. Does it just grow in temperatures like Arizona?

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    • Yes Jim. This plant grows very well in our hot desert climate.

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  7. I wish I had a green thumb to grow beautiful flowers like these…love the color!

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    • These are not hard to grow. They do well with some water and a little care.

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  8. Amazing that it can get so big, but I would imagine it’s quite colorful when it’s in full bloom.

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    • It looks great when in bloom Jeff.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this information and what great short video!

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  10. Thanks Marjory!

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  11. Just beautiful and insightful colors!

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  12. I almost got a few of these for the landscaping at my design studio. I opted for knock out roses instead in keeping with the Victorian charm, but I still yearn for some plumbagos. Thanks for the information

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  13. I love this plant but had not luck with it. I planted 3 bushes and none of them survived.

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  14. I really like those flowers, they seem to do a good area cover.
    If it is what I think it is, it has sticky leaves.

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  15. congrats on the video–i know it’s not as easy as it looks!

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  16. congrats on the video–i know it’s not as easy as it looks!

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  17. How much sun do these require? I would like to plant them

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  18. Very pretty flower. I like the bold blue color.

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  19. I have never seen these flowers before. They are such a gorgeous color! I wonder if they would grow well in California:)

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  20. I saw those beautiful blue flowers and I remembered a story I used to read to my son about blue flowers that blanketed the hillsides and brought the people together. It was so long ago I cannot remember the name of the book. Oh, that’s going to bug me . . .

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  21. Wow!…Gorgeous color..How many days does the flower stays fresh and bloom before it wither?

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  22. These flowers are really pretty! I can’t wait until all the colors come back and winter goes away!

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  23. This is a beautiful plant just like all the others you introduce us too. Sadly, I don’t have the climate to grow this gem but will enjoy it from afar.

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  24. I’ve not heard of this flower before. I’ll have to see if I can add it to our garden!

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  25. This flower is beautiful! Too bad we can’t grow it very well in the midwest.

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  26. nicely done video!! those are super pretty flowers. we’re in ct so i don’t think they’d do well here.

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  27. Very pretty! This is a new flower to me. To bad they can not grow in Wisconsin.

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    • I’m not sure but you’re probably right that it won’t do well in Wisconsin. This plant is a sun lover.

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  28. That is the coolest thing! I’ve never seen something like that before, and how awesome that it grows in desert climate.

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  29. I love blue flowers! Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Those are pretty flowers I wish I had a flower garden like that

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  31. That’s such a pretty flower. I’m fascinated by the different plants around the world. Desert landscapes are some thing that I’ve never come across before (I’m in the UK) so thank you for educating me.

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  32. I love the color of this flower and that it’s easy to grow too!

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  33. That blue is simply breathtaking!

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  34. That looks a great plant to grow here in sunny Florida! I wish I had the space to garden. My dog makes my very small yard his running grounds, LOL :) Someday when I own a house…

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    • It does need a sizable area.

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    • I agree Norma. This is a nice plant for a decent sized space.

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  35. I love the blue color of the flowers, and the fact that they are easy to grow.

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  36. That is beautiful. The color is awesome

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  37. very pretty, I have never heard of this before. Love the color!

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  38. There are some places in Ohio where those would do well, but not many close to where I live. The color is definitely beautiful and a good addition to a colorful garden, or the browns and greens of a dessert landscape. Reminds me of visiting Las Vegas past the strip.

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  39. My Mother lives in the desert in Texas. I will have to tell her about this. I am sure she would love it.

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  40. Wow, that is one beautiful plant. I would love to have it near me!

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  41. What a gorgeous shade of blue these flowers are! I will definitely be keeping my eye out for some of these this coming Spring. Thank you :)

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  42. These flowers are beautiful.

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  43. That really adds a gorgeous pop of color to the landscaping. The blue is spectacular.

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  44. Pretty! We are desert landscape here in Vegas — I need some color for my yard

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  45. Should they be deadheaded or pruned when the flowers subside to promote longer blooming season. I’ve had mine for a month and it seems to be spent. I have to grow in a large pot because I am plagued with Rabbits and Javillina.

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    • Plumbago plants should be pruned heavily to control growth, maintain their bush shape and maximize blooms. Blue plumbago blooms on the current season’s growth, so prune faded blooms in late winter. Removing flower buds is not necessary. Remove old, diseased or dead branches completely to allow new growth. Cut back to live or healthy wood when pruning dead or diseased branches. Make angled cuts just above buds when pruning healthy growth to improve your plant’s shape. An application of fertilizer after pruning encourages new growth.

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