Lead­wort

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - GARDENING -

It’s al­ways a good idea to start pur­chas­ing and plant­ing out shrubs or other plants that flower long af­ter most oth­ers have fin­ished. Apart from the bright fo­liage colours of au­tumn, few shrubs or trees pro­vide late sea­son flower colours. An ex­cep­tion is the old-fash­ioned Lead­wort (Plum­bago au­ric­u­lata) which car­ries dense masses of sky-blue flow­ers in April and early May. Any sunny po­si­tion is ideal, al­though young plants can be dam­aged by frosts.

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