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Cape Leadwort in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Plumbago auriculata syn. Plumbago capensis

 

Cape Leadwort

Plumbago auriculata is a deciduous, climbing, bushy shrub with bright matt-green spoon-shaped leaves. It bears masses of umbrella shaped flower heads of fragrant sky-blue flowers.

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plant Features
  • Cape Leadwort likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cape Leadwort likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cape Leadwort is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Cape Leadwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Cape Leadwort

Latin name

Plumbago auriculata syn. Plumbago capensis

type

Climber

family

Plumbaginaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cape Leadwort likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cape Leadwort is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Cape Leadwort likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cape Leadwort likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cape Leadwort is 3.50meters x 5.00meters 3.50 M 5.00 M

Plumbago auriculata syn. Plumbago capensis

Plumbago auriculata is a deciduous, climbing, bushy shrub with bright matt-green spoon-shaped leaves. It bears masses of umbrella shaped flower heads of fragrant sky-blue flowers.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Late Autumn

Flowering season.

 

Planting Season Early

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in full sun or partial shade.

 

Planting season Late

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

Plant in full sun or partial shade.

 

Propagation by Semi Hardwood Cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow seed in containers under glass with gentle heat in early Spring

 
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