Leadwort, Plumbago auriculata

Leadwort

FAMILY:
Plumbaginaceae

ORIGIN:
South Africa

DESCRIPTION:
Small shrub that grows to 6 ft.; small 2" light green leaves are winged at the base with umbels of powder blue Phlox-like flowers

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize monthly; full sun

PROPAGATION:
Cuttings or offsets from the mother plant

COMMENTS:
It was historically thought to cure lead poisoning

 

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