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PLUMBAGO auriculata

Commonly known as Cape leadwort

(capensis) - blue Plumbago. Vigorous climber suitable for pots and tubs in the conservatory or as a greenhouse climber on trellis
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  • Evergreen - oblong to oblong-spoon-shaped leaves 4-7cm (1½-3in) long matt green sometimes with a blue-grey tone.
  • Blue
  • Height - 3-6m(10-20ft)
  • Spread - 1-3m (3-10ft)
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - shrub grown as a climber with slender, whippy, moderately branching stems. Long-tubed flowers to 4cm (1½in) long are produced in dense terminal clusters to 15cm (6in) across.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun - if growing outside
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, mealy bugs and whiteflies if growing in greenhouse
  • Place of origin - South Africa
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based potting compost (JI No.3) and with plenty of light
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - if growing outside.
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Commonly known as: Cape leadwort.
Pure white form
£16.00 £12.80 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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