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Marcus, Joseph A.
Plumbago scandens L.
Doctorbush, Summer snow plumbago, Mexican plumbago
USDA Symbol: plsc4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AZ , FL , TX Native Habitat:
South Texas species. Native
to washes and canyons from 2,500 to 4,000 across Baja California, southern Arizona, and southwest Texas. USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N), VI(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Prefers shade in Central TX and to be planted in a protected area to ensure wintering well in Central Texas. Does best with regular watering.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No
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Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff