• Plumbago
  • Plumbago
  • Plumbago


A dazzling star of our gardens

Plumbago is a climbing plant native to South Africa, appreciated for its magnificent flowers ranging from white to azure blue, and easy upkeep. It adds a touch of charm and colour to gardens around the world and you’ll find plenty of it at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®, where it blooms throughout summer.

Plumbago is associated with a famous anecdote. The name plumbago is derived from the Latin word “plumbum” meaning “lead” – a name given to the plant due to the mistaken belief that its sap could cure ailments caused by lead poisoning. Although this belief turned out to be false, the name remains and has been definitively adopted by this charming vine.

Varied symbolism

The plumbago is also associated with a number of legends and traditions. In some cultures, it is considered a symbol of gratitude and appreciation, while in others its blue flowers are associated with serenity and peace.

In addition to its symbolic meaning and ornamental appearance, plumbago is prized for its practical uses.

Its flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators, hence supporting biodiversity. Food for the soul for our beautiful nature and eco-friendly campsite! What’s more, its flexible, creeping stems make it a great choice for covering trellises, fences, and pergolas.


Latin name :Plumbago Capensis ‘alba’
Family :plumbaginaceae
Genus :Plumbago
Species :Capensis
Color :White or blue flowers
Subspecies :‘alba’
Origin :South Africa (Cape area)
Foliage :Semi-evergreen
Port :Semi-climbing, perennial
Height :Up to 6 m
Flowering :June-October

Did you know?

Its leaves and flowers appear to "stick" to fingers, hair and clothes. Perhaps they want to travel too!