Imperial Blue Plumbago, Plumbago auriculata, Skyflower
My landlord planted this flower in the wall planter of the patio---I love the light blue flowers. This is a pretty common flower around here but I don't know what the local name is. I got the name on-line---Imperial Blue Plumbago, a native of South Africa. It is a relatively fast growing shrub that doesn't mind long, humid summers. The light blue flowers are prolific during the warmer months, it requires full sun but will bloom in partial shade. Plumbago also attracts birds and butterflies. It is traditionally used to treat warts, broken bones and wounds, and a supposed cure for lead poisoning.
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