Plumbago auriculata is a hardy,evergreen shrub with masses of edible, sky-blue or white Phlox-like flowers on and off all year round. The growth form is a bit straggly and it needs to be trimmed from time to time. It attracts birds and butterflies to the garden. .
It can be planted in the sun or semi-shade and is virtually disease-free. A popular garden and hedging plant that is also suitable for covering banks. When kept short, it can be used as a groundcover under trees.