Plumbago indica

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Plumbago indica
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Plumbago indica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Plumbago
Species: P. indica
Binomial name
Plumbago indica

Plumbago indica (Indian leadwort, scarlet leadwort) syn. P. rosea is a species of flowering plant in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to south east Asia. Growing to 2 m (7 ft) tall by 1 m (3 ft) wide, it is a spreading evergreen shrub with oval leaves and racemes of deep pink or scarlet flowers in winter.[1]

With a minimum temperature of 7 °C (45 °F), it enjoys subtropical or warm-temperate climates, or a greenhouse in cool climates.[2] It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ Christopher D. Brickell (2008). RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Nico Vermeulen (2004-08-31). The Complete Encyclopedia Of Container Plants: Detailed Descriptions of Hundreds of Species. Rebo Publishers. p. 216. ISBN 978-90-366-1584-6. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Plumbago indica". Retrieved 1 July 2013.