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Scientific Name: Plumbago auriculata
Pronunciation: plum-BAY-go or-ick-you-LAY-tuh
Common Name: blue plumbago, cape leadwort
Family Name: Plumbaginaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features:
Course(s): HORT 2355


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Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Africa (South Africa)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Container planting
Additional Info: Google
blue plumbago, cape leadwort
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces:
Colour in Summer: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong, Spatulate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Raceme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct

 
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Propagation: Seed, Greenwood cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Rabbit resistant
 
Location(s):
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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