Blue Sky

|Plumbago auriculata|

|Plumbago auriculata|

True blue flowers are sometimes about as rare as a blue moon.  Plumbago auricular or Cape Plumbago comes to us from South Africa.  It produces the most captivating clusters of flowers.  Plumbago auricular is a mounding shrub.  In warmer climates it is evergreen.  In cooler it is semi-evergreen.  It creates a fount of thick green growth and when it flowers en masse it is a sight to be seen.  I was walking by one today covered in copious clusters of flowers and could not escape its allure.  It's like a sky blue blaze of beautifulness!  You feel so crisp and clean when you're surrounded by it.  This would make such an amazing screening shrub to freshen up a drab fence that might look upon something horrible.  Horrible is deplorable so why not make it blaze in the brightness of blue.