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Re: 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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