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Plumbago auriculata 'Alba', Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort

Plumbago auriculata 'Alba'

Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: S Africa, Himalayas, China.
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Blooms throughout the year with denser blooms from March to November. Plumbago is popular in both tropical and sub-tropical gardens because of its delicate flowers. It is by nature a woody climbing shrub - with support it can reach several ft in height - but in the tropics it is seen more often as a low plant used for hedges. It tolerates both drought and poor soil and does best at slightly higher altitudes; heavy rainfall tends to beat down the flowers and leaves. Plumbago does best in full sun and grows best if it is heavily pruned from time to time, even cut back to the ground. Propagation is from green cuttings or by division of older plants.

Learn more about Plumbago: Sky Blue Plumbago in Southern Landscapes.


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Plumbago auriculata 'Alba', Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
Plumbago auriculata 'Alba', Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
Plumbago auriculata 'Alba', Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort


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Plumbago auriculata Alba

White Cape plumbago, cape leadwort. This is a rare variety, hard to propagate.
Learn more about Plumbago: Sky Blue Plumbago in Southern Landscapes.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$29.95