Plumbago Plants

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  7. Do Plumbago Auriculata transplant well?
Asked by Anonymous on October 29, 2011
Plumbago Plant in Union City, TN

I have a plumbago planted in my yard in Union City, TN. How do I care for it through the winter?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You are right on the edge of where this plant can survive. I would recommend mulching heavily around the base of the plant. It should survive a typical winter where you live, but if you have a cold winter, it most likely will not. For future reference, plants that are border hardy in your area (like this one) should be planted near foundations or in created microclimates in your yard (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/how-to-make-a-microclimate.htm) to give them a better chance to make it through cold winters.

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Asked by Priscilla on July 9, 2012
Planting a Plumbago

If I plant a plumbago next to the fence in my backyard, how far away from the fence should I put it?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would give it about 3-4 feet of space between the fence and plant, as it needs plenty of room to grow. Here is more info for growing, if you have not already seen it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/plumbago/growing-plumbago-plants.htm

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Asked by kdischner on September 12, 2012
Plumbago

I have a specimen plumbago that was in full bloom and overnight appears to be dead. No flowers or leaves, just dried sticks of a plant.
Will it come back if I prune it or is it gone? I hate losing it if it will revive. Any reason this happened?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article will help you determine if it is still alive and worth trying to save:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

As far as to why, there are many, many things that can kill a plant. For as quickly as you describe it succumbing, I would lean towards a chemical herbicide. Sometimes if someone is using something like Roundup on a windy day, the overspray can hit unintended plants and kill them.

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Asked by beau88 on October 7, 2012
Can You Replant Plumbago Clippings

I live in central/south Texas and would like to try to grow plumbago from clippings, if possible.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by verry57 on November 14, 2012
About Plumbagos?

I live in FL, zone 9. Why do my plumbagos have dark brown leaves in the joints of the branches? How often should I fertilize? I have very sandy soil but put rocks in the bottom of the hole before I planted and use black cow fertilizer on the surface and every 30 days or so use Miracle Gro. Is that right?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The dark leaves could be natural coloration, if the leaves are supple and healthy otherwise. If they are dried out, then it might be a fungus. A standard fungicide will treat that.

As far as the fertilizer, the Black Kow is fine every month. If you are using Miracle Gro, I would do it once every 2-3 months as it is a bit more potent.

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Asked by grandma3412 on June 22, 2013
I Had 4 Beautiful Plumbago Plants, and They All Suddenly Died

I live in Boca Raton, Fl. and four of my plumbago died. They were in good sized pots and were flowering beautifully, but surprisingly all died at the same time, planted in different locations. It is hot here, and we are having a lot of rain. Can you tell me why they died? Thanks,

Gloria

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AnnsGreeneHaus
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Asked by Amanda Busson on February 12, 2014
Do Plumbago Auriculata Transplant Well?

What is the best way to go about transplanting P. auriculata?

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Agronoman

From pot to landscape? How big is the plant?

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