Re: [gardeners] Re: Globe thistle

Bargyla Rateaver (
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 20:41:34 +0100

I don't really know anything about varieties--just remember my father called it
plumbago, and I have planted it here too--just to have something really blue. I
can easily imagine there are various cultivars, since it is such an old plant,
cultivated around the whole tropical world.

Dorsett wrote:

> > Barb & Bargyla, plumbago is a perennial here in zone 6
> > with the most WONDERFUL true blue coloration -- no,
> > not sky blue, but rather a strong medium dark saturation.
> > Or perhaps there is more than one cultivar...????
> >
> > Penny, NY
> Penny,
> What you and I call plumbago is Ceratostigma plumbaginoides and I love it.
> But there's a different plumbago that isn't hardy in areas colder than USDA
> zone 8...Cape Plumbago, aka Plumbago auriculata...a bigger plant
> altogether...and that's the plant that will generate the most websearch hits
> if you use 'plumbago' as your search phrase.
> Barb in Southern Indiana  Zone 5/6
>   I garden, therefore I weed.


Bargyla Rateaver