This sprawling native perennial often gets overlooked in the wild, but has become a popular addition to desert gardens, where supplemental watering promotes lush foliar growth and a showier floral display. In Tucson, White Desert Plumbago often prefers filtered or partial shade, which is a truly unique feature for a plant that is native to the Sonoran Desert!
Clusters of pure-white tubular flowers seem to glow when set against the backdrop of this plant’s dense, deep-green foliage. You can plant White Desert Plumbago under trees or taller shrubs as a groundcover, allow it to climb fences or walls with the support of a trellis, or encourage it to cascade over the sides of containers or hanging baskets.
Height: 3 – 4 feet
Width: 3 – 4 feet
Bloom color: White
Flowering season: Spring, Summer, Fall
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 20° F


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