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Ground Morning Glory

Convolvulus mauritanicus

SKU
02774
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.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationkon-VOL-vu-lus ma-RIT-a-nik-us
LoreIn African the fibrous quality of this plant's stems is a useful material for basket making.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 1 ft. high, 1½ to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureNaturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
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.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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