Plumbago zeylanica

wild plumbago


Synonyms:  Plumbago scandens

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1 ft    Width: 3-4 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: evergreen


Recommended Uses: Understory shrub or use a group as a groundcover in a shady setting.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for Cassius blue.
Native Habitats: Coastal hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This species is grown primarily for its use as a butterfly plant. It is not as showy as the commonly grown introduced plumbago.