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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Leadwort or Plumbago (5 of 13)

Plant in average garden soil that is well drained, can tolerate poor soil; drought tolerant
Prune while dormant
Plant in full sun
Can be invasive
Height: 8-12 inches; Width: 2-3 feet, spreading
Hardy in USDA zones 5-9:
Zone 5: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.

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