Ground Morning Glory
Ground Morning Glory
Convolvulus mauritanicusItem #2774 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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A very useful groundcover or border specimen. Low-growing evergreen perennial, its trailing branches hold hairy, round, gray-green leaves. Funnel-shaped flowers have a pleasing lavender-blue color.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 1 ft. high, 1½ to 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kon-VOL-vu-lus ma-RIT-a-nik-usDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 1 ft. high, 1½ to 3 ft. wide.Special features:WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:BlueFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasAn ideal groundcover for xeriscape applications. Add to beds and borders. Thrives on slopes and banks or at the top edge of retaining walls. A good filler for color between larger upright surubs. Problem solver for exposed southern coastal sites.Companion PlantsCombine this groundcover with the deeper blue of Dwarf Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) or use Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) as a companion to its gray-green leaves. The reddish-brown flowers of Paprika Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Paprika') are a good contrast to the Morning Glory's lavender-blue.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:This plant is the signature genus of the Monring Glory family which contains about 255 species. These twining and trailing plants are largely found in temperate regions of the glove. This species is native to North Africa.Lore:In African the fibrous quality of this plant's stems is a useful material for basket making.