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(Cape Leadwort, White Cape® Plumbago)

Attractive, long-blooming, white flowers and a compact habit are the hallmarks of White Cape cape leadwort or Plumbago auriculata ‘Monite’ from Monrovia Nurseries. It is an evergreen shrub to woody vine that is native to South Africa and has green, oval to spatula-shaped leaves with small ear-like (auricle = ear-shaped appendage) projections at the base. The leaves are alternate on thin, gracefully arching stems. Cape leadwort blooms year round, except in coldest winters, bearing many...

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James Burghardt

(Cape Leadwort, Royal Cape® Plumbago)

Attractive, long-blooming, deep flowers and a compact habit are the hallmarks of Royal Cape cape leadwort or Plumbago auriculata ‘Monott’ from Monrovia Nurseries. It is an evergreen shrub to woody vine that is native to South Africa and has green, oval to spatula-shaped leaves with small ear-like (auricle = ear-shaped appendage) projections at the base. The leaves are alternate on thin, gracefully arching stems. Cape leadwort blooms year round, except in coldest winters, bearing many five-petaled,...

(Cape Leadwort)

Attractive, long-blooming flowers and a compact habit are the hallmarks of the plants of the Cape Series of leadwort from Monrovia Nurseries. It is an evergreen shrub to woody vine that is native to South Africa and has green, oval to spatula-shaped leaves with small ear-like (auricle = ear-shaped appendage) projections at the base. The leaves are alternate on thin, gracefully arching stems. Leadwort blooms year round, except in coldest winters, bearing many five-petaled tubular blue or white blooms...

Image of Polygala chamaebuxus photo by: Thomas Mathias, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

Thomas Mathias, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

(Bastard Box, Creeping Milkwort, Shrubby Milkwort)

Take a hike across the gritty soils of the Alps in Europe and you'll encounter the shrubby milkwort. This small, creeping evergreen subshrub is native to both the Alps and Carpathian Mountains in western and central Europe. When not in bloom you may think it's a flattened-out boxwood. Once in flower, the uniquely shaped and fragrant blossoms give away its identity.

The leathery dark green leaves are lance shaped or narrow, pointed ovals. They are arranged alternately on the branches, but looking...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Rhodoptera Shrubby Milkwort, Shrubby Milkwort)

A bright and bold display of violet-rose and lemon yellow flowers occurs against deep green foliage on the Rhodoptera shrubby milkwort. This small, creeping evergreen subshrub is native to both the Alps and Carpathian Mountains in western and central Europe. When not in bloom you may think 'Rhodoptera' is a flattened-out boxwood. Once in flower, the uniquely shaped and fragrant blossoms give away its identity. This cultivar is sometimes referred in literature as the natural variety grandiflora.

The...

(Heart-leaved Polygala, Sweet Pea Shrub)

Pretty violet-red or purple blossoms are seen on the sweet pea shrub as summer wanes. This evergreen shrub is native to South Africa, especially in fynbos habitats as well as on mountain slopes and coastal hills. It attains an upright but rounded habit about waist high.

Unlike most other members of the Polygala genus, this species has opposite-arranged leaves on its branches. Moreover, the green to gray-green leaves are shaped like elongated hearts. The main flowering season is from...

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John Rickard

(Petite Butterfly Sweet Pea Shrub, Sweet Pea Shrub)

A beautiful, long-lasting flowering display of purplish magenta or violet blooms is produced by the Petite Butterfly sweet pea shrub. This evergreen shrub is native to South Africa on mountain slopes and coastal hills. It attains a bushy, rounded habit about waist high.

Unlike most other members of the Polygala genus, this species has opposite-arranged leaves on its branches. Moreover, the gray-green leaves of 'Petite Butterfly' are shaped like rounded hearts. The main flowering season...

Image of Polygala myrtifolia photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Myrtle-leaf Milkwort)

In its native South Africa, this wispy, pretty-flowering shrub is called September bush, referring to the peak flowering season in the Southern Hemisphere's spring. A fast-growing, drought-tolerant evergreen, the myrtle-leaf milkwort attains a rather upright and open habit, usually with barren lower branches.

The physical characteristics of this shrub varies greatly across its native range. It may be more of a shrub, but it's possible some become much more like very small trees. Some plants have...

Image of Polygala x dalmaisiana photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Hybrid Sweet Pea Shrub, Low Pinebarren Milkwort)

Red-purple to rose-violet blossoms decorate the hybrid sweet pea shrub's branches most heavily in midsummer to the end of fall. This erect, rounded evergreen shrub is the result of crossing the myrtle-leaf milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia) with the sweet pea shrub (P. fruticosa). Both of these parent species are native to South Africa.

Medium to deep gray-green leaves occur both in an alternating and opposite pattern on branches. The leaf blades are elliptical, oval or lance-shaped....

Image of Polyscias fruticosa photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Ming Aralia)

Grown for its elegant, lacy foliage, this upright evergreen shrub hails from the western Pacific and Southeast Asia. Ming aralia's finely divided pinnate leaves are dark green with a reddish tinge. The greenish flowers and black fruit are rarely produced.

Ming aralia grows best in full to partial sun and fertile, evenly moist soil. Soil must be well-drained to prevent root rot. Humidity ensures the delicate leaflets do not quickly brown and drop away. In winter, keep the soil slightly drier....