Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 1 ft. high, 1½ to 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Firescaping Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:kon-VOL-vu-lus ma-RIT-a-nik-us
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing to 1 ft. high, 1½ to 3 ft. wide.
Special features:Waterwise
Foliage color:Gray-green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Blue
Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
Design 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.
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
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.