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Plumbago auriculata

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Common names: CAPE LEADWORT, LEADWORT

Native to: South Africa

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect, open form, spreading

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 9.8 feet

Flower

blue/green, magenta/purple, secondary color present

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: cut flower, deer resistant, hedge or edging, screen, trellis or espalier

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil type: tolerates poor

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +20 to +40 °F

Water: dry, regular

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