ESCAPADE BLUE IMPROVED
- Plumbagos are choice shrubs for banks, backgrounds and patio containers.
- Plants are deer resistant, will tolerate extreme heat, and need little water.
Plumbagos produce large clusters of shining, 1.5 inch azure-blue flowers over a long spring, summer and fall season. They grow to 4-6 feet or more tall when grown as a perennial (zones 9-10). Plumbagos can be grown as annuals everywhere and will grow into 2 foot tall flowering shrubs the first year.
'Escapade Blue Improved' Plumbago is an excellent plant for patio containers, banks, and backgrounds. It can be tied to a trellis and grown as a vine. 'Escapade Blue Improved' is more compact and better branching than cutting grown plumbago plants. It has a higher germination rate and darker flower color compared to other seed grown plumbagos.
How to Plant PLUMBAGO Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 65-75° F., germination averages 25-30 days. Transplant into the garden 4 feet apart after all danger of frost. If growing as an annual space 2 feet apart.