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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This large subtropical plant has brilliant pink flowers which bloom through summer in the Mount Vernon gardens.

    Latin Name

    Nerium oleander


    Family

    Apocynaceae


    Also Known As

    Nerium


    Type of Plant

    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 8'
    Max Spread: 5'

    Uses

  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets
    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia


    History

    Two oleander plants were ordered in February of 1792 from General Moultrie of South Carolina.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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