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Plumbago auriculata

Blue Plumbago
Perennials
Classification Scientific Name: Plumbago auriculata
  Common Name: Blue Plumbago
  Family: Plumbaginaceae
  Suggested Use: beds & borders
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

rounded
  Height: 2 - 4 feet
  Spread: 2 - 4 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: blue, white
  Flower: short spikes of 2-4" flowers form globe-shaped clusters
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: 1-2" whorled or opposite, ovate leaves
  Growth Rate: rapid
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 8 - 11
  Native Range: South Africa
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained

moist

fertile

pH adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: pruning improves density and regularity of form

fertilize to prevent cholorosis
  Liabilities: root rot

crown rot

chlorosis
  Tolerances: heat

drought

salt

high pH
     
More Additional Notes: may be best as a summer annual in zones colder than 8
Plumbago auriculata

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