Plumbago Zeylanica

Attractive, scrambling shrub to 1m. Flowers white or pale mauve from spring to autumn.

Sticky fruits adhere to clothing, skins and pets and may be a minor nuisance near walkways or other high traffic locations. (ref)

Grows as an understory plant in monsoon forest and vine thickets (ref)

Food plant for Zebra Blue butterfly.

Bought: Native Plant Sale: September 2016 and doing well as a sprawling groundcover under trees on the east wall (very dry).


Second tubestock from Kumbartcho December 2019 – under the Plunkett Mallee – Eucalyptus Curtisii long the back fence

Plumbago Zeylanica flowers with some well chewed leaves. Darker green leaves in the photo are Hibiscus splendens


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