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PlantFiles Pictures: Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)

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desertpete
Odessa, TX

July 21, 2003
1:43 PM

Post #589055

Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
Plumbago auriculata



http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/414/

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2003
1:52 PM

Post #589071

Beautiful picture! (One of my favorite plants, but I think this is the Plumbago auriculata (Cape Plumbago), rather than "Hardy Plumbago") Here's a link to the other entry for you to compare: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/414/ If you agree, I'll move it for you :)
desertpete
Odessa, TX

July 21, 2003
1:56 PM

Post #589076

Ok Terry, you're right and my face is very red.

This message was edited Monday, Jul 21st 9:58 AM

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2003
2:04 PM

Post #589089

Oh, I didn't mean to make your face red! (True confession: BOTH the hady and tender plumbagos are among my favorites. But the hardy is with me always, while the tender plumbago tends to get knocked off when cold weather strikes.) I'll move your image right away - thanks for sharing!
NoH2O
Everson, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2003
2:36 PM

Post #589127

Hey Desertpete: If you would change your face color to pink I think it would go better with the blue of the plumbago. I have the tender plumbago too and I have to bring it in to winter over. I cut the branches way back and put it in an east facing window in my garage where the temperature stays in the 40's. I barely water it and it keeps its foliage all winter while it dozes, waiting for spring.
Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2003
3:02 PM

Post #589158

Gorgeous blue, these look similar to phlox.
desertpete
Odessa, TX

July 21, 2003
3:22 PM

Post #589187

I do treat mine as a tropical and bring it in during the winter, and a pink face would blend in better than a red.

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