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plumbago

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:01 pm
by jack
a plumbago hedge, which has to be the cheapest and easiest hedge to grow.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:18 pm
by bubba louie
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. :(

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:21 pm
by jack
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 :)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:24 pm
by bubba louie
I've seen Jerry C-W talk about how good Pink Plumbago is but I've never come across it.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:01 pm
by Coprosma
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.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:36 pm
by bubba louie
I found a pink one on ebay a few days ago.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:07 pm
by Cackles
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.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:20 am
by jasalim
your hedge looks so good and healthy (Y) :)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:09 pm
by bubba louie
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

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:56 pm
by Cackles
No worries :D

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:58 pm
by Comeilotei
Neatly trimmed plumbago hedge there Jack, lovely!

Comeilotei

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 9:16 am
by Lin
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.

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 11:53 am
by Cackles
Yes, Lin - it makes the more common one look a bit wishy washy in comparison. I hope I still have a bit left! :)