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plumbago

Postby jack » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:01 pm

a plumbago hedge, which has to be the cheapest and easiest hedge to grow.

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Postby bubba louie » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:18 pm

The trouble with flowering plants in formal hedges is you inevitably trim off the flowers. I have a Murraya hedge and we hardley see a flower. :(
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Postby jack » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:21 pm

i know, but this a water wise, heat tolerant, very easy to propagate as well. then if you away for xmas you can come back to flowers :)
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Postby bubba louie » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:24 pm

I've seen Jerry C-W talk about how good Pink Plumbago is but I've never come across it.
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Postby Coprosma » Mon May 07, 2007 8:01 pm

There's a white Plumbago, but it is very slow growing compared to the blue variety. All Plumbago plants are extremely hardy, but require good pruning to keep in shape and within boundaries.
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Postby bubba louie » Mon May 07, 2007 8:36 pm

I found a pink one on ebay a few days ago.
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Postby Cackles » Mon May 07, 2007 11:07 pm

I've seen Jerry C-W talk about how good Pink Plumbago is but I've never come across it.

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Bubba, I have some - can try to get some cuttings on the go for you if you like. It is making a good show at the moment. The colour is almost the same as flowers on my my grafted flame tree (from Kerry Rathie, SGAP) I have 2 of those - his Large Pink and Large Red - not sure which one is the match though. :)

Coprosma - interesting that you say that the white and blue Plumbagos have different growth rates. I have both colours - well 2 colours of blue including cv Royal Cape and can't say I've observed any difference in how fast they grow.
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Postby jasalim » Tue May 08, 2007 7:20 am

your hedge looks so good and healthy (Y) :)
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Postby bubba louie » Tue May 08, 2007 6:09 pm

Cackles wrote:I've seen Jerry C-W talk about how good Pink Plumbago is but I've never come across it.

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Bubba, I have some - can try to get some cuttings on the go for you if you like.
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That would be lovely Cackles. Thanks. :D
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Postby Cackles » Tue May 08, 2007 6:56 pm

No worries :D
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Postby Comeilotei » Wed May 09, 2007 10:58 pm

Neatly trimmed plumbago hedge there Jack, lovely!

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Postby Lin » Fri May 11, 2007 9:16 am

Cackles - is the Royal Cape the darker of the blue plumbagos? I've seen a gorgeous blue plumbago which was a slightly darker shade than the one I have.
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Postby Cackles » Sat May 12, 2007 11:53 am

Yes, Lin - it makes the more common one look a bit wishy washy in comparison. I hope I still have a bit left! :)
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