A genus comprising about ten species of hardy shrubs or annual herbs, natives of the Cape of Good Hope, the East Indies and Southern Europe.

Plumbago capensis (the pale-blue variety) is the most popular of the species, being admirably adapted for training on trellises or pillars as is also Plumbago Zeylanica (the white-flowering variety). The latter does well as a garden shrub. Whether grown as a shrub or for the purpose of covering walls or trellises, it should be cut back hard after the flowering season is over in the late Fall.

Propagate by suckers, which should be taken off in the early Spring and placed in nursery rows, or by cuttings placed in a cold frame in light sandy leaf-mold in September.