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Oxpetalum caeruleum 'Heavenborn'/Southern Star

Oxpetalum caeruleum 'Heavenborn' / Oxpetalum caeruleum 'Heavenborn'
Has unusual color of blue flowers
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Has unusual color of blue flowers

Has many open flowers at a time

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Scientific Name: Oxpetalum caeruleum 'Heavenborn'
Common Name: Southern Star
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: A member of the milkweed family that is closely related to wax or hoya vine. A weak grower that produces a perwinkle blue flower. Grown in containers or for cut specimens. Can become and invasive pest if the spent flowers are and deadheaded to prevent seed production. Hardy in zone 8 and those higher and can stand a light frost or freeze.