Ground Morning Glory
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kon-VOL-vu-lus ma-RIT-a-nik-us|
|Lore||In African the fibrous quality of this plant's stems is a useful material for basket making.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 1 ft. high, 1½ to 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||An 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Combine 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