Plumbago can be pruned into a compact mounded shrub, or
left to sprawl with its long, gracefully arching branches.
Plumbago blooms all year long except for the coldest winter
months. It is very
fast-growing and has few problems. This plant is popular with butterflies.
Plumbago produces its flowers on the current season's growth, so
you can prune in late winter and not worry about cutting off
The Latin name is derived from plumbum meaning lead. One
assumption for the name is the possible historical use of this
plant for treating lead poisoning.