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Plumbago indica, Plumbago rosea/Red Plumbago, Rose-colored Lead-wort

Plumbago indica, Plumbago rosea / Plumbago indica, Plumbago rosea
Hot pink flowers
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Hot pink flowers


Stem of flowers

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Scientific Name: Plumbago indica, Plumbago rosea
Common Name: Red Plumbago, Rose-colored Lead-wort
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a tender perennial that is normally grown as an annual except in the warm parts of the country. It grows well in morning sunlight to partial shade and does best in a moist, well drained soil. It is reported that portions of the plant are poisonous if eaten.