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Plumbago auriculata Leadworth


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Plumbago cultivars are available in a wide range of shades and intensities of blue and ven a white. In London I expect it to be semi evergreen with whip-like semiwoody stems that can be pruned to grow like a vine and scramble over supports, or pruned into a more compact mounded shrub, The 2in(5 cm) oblong leaves are a fresh, light yellowish green color. The sky blue flowers are 1 in (2.5 cm) long tubes expanding into 5 petals spreading about 1 in across. The flowers are borne in rounded terminal clusters 6 in (15 cm) across and look quite a bit like phlox flowers. It should bloom all year long except for the coldest winter months.

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