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Re: Florida blue flowering shrub

Plumbago has been frequently available here in recent years and of course
used as an annual.  I finally picked one up this year, but I'd like to try
to overwinter it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Florida blue flowering shrub

> I agree with everyone else. Probably Plumbago auriculata. Common name:
> leadwort. Varieties come in shades from bright blue to white.  The
> bright blue ones, however, are the most attractive; the lighter and
> whiter ones tend to look washed out, methinks.
> On Friday, May 14, 2004, at 08:53 PM, vldunn wrote:
> > Hey, you guys from FL.  We are in Orlando, and I would like to
> > identyfy the
> > blue flowering vine/shrub that looks like is getting planted all over
> > the
> > place and resembles Bougainvilla  in habit and growth, but doesn't
> > seem to
> > have thorns is.   I have always loved blue flowers.  The flowers look
> > like
> > phlox.  I don't expect it would be hardy in Virginia, but you never
> > know what
> > they're working on.  Thanks for any info., Verona
> >
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> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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