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Friday, September 2, 2011

Tiny But Might

The plumbago grows beneath the locust tree in the back garden.


It's a ground cover which I hope will continue to cover more ground.

Even with the heat and the drought, it maintained and produced lovely little blue flowers.


In the fall, the leaves will turn a pretty burgandy.

10 comments:

  1. I never heard plumbago referred to as a groundcover ? I have grown it here, comes back every year, and it gets like a bush, about 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide always. It si alll over Charleston, many times 4-5 feet tall. I chop it back in the Winter, and comes back in the Summer. Maybe you have a different variety of it. take care !

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  2. Just love that blue! I've never grown plumbago...would love to try.

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  3. ~Gina
    This is as tall as mine ever gets. It dies back to the ground and in the spring, it's one of those plants that is slow to reappear. I always worry it won't come back. Maybe a differet variety or maybe the zone difference. We see no sign of it during the winter. Thanks for sharing the differnce you see.

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  4. Neat... Some of the prettiest little flowers are the TINY ones.. Many times we just ignore them. You captured this one really well.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Plumbago is GORGEOUS. It looks really good considering it is growing under a tree. In my garden it is sadly not hardy but worth it to plant as an annual.

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  6. That's a lovely groundcover. Enjoy the weekend!

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  7. I hope you'll share those burgundy leaves with us once they arrive. The plumbago does have pretty, delicate flowers, so I hope it will spread for you.

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  8. Small but perfectly formed eh? Try a little liquid tomato fertiliser, it may get a little bigger. Not too much though, and once a month through the growing season.

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  9. It's a cute lil thing for sure!! I say, any blooms are welcome!!

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  10. I have the same variety. It is a ground cover. Antigue rose has the shrub variety. Very slow to appear and even slower to leap. ha. Thanks for the comment on the snowbank post.

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