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Evolvulus glomeratus

Phonetic Spelling
ee-VOL-view-lus glaw-mer-AH-tuss
Description

Evolvulus glomeratus, or Dwarf Morning Glory, is a tender, non-vining, herbaceous perennial more often grown as an annual that is a member of the Convolvulaceae family. It has brilliant blue flowers over a carpet of fuzzy, oval-shaped green leaves. As an annual in containers, it is often hung over the edge of baskets; as a perennial groundcover, it spreads over stone walls or flower beds. It is not a hardy plant, but if planted in the ground, it will form sprawling mounds 9 to 18 inches tall. Trailing stems tend to grow somewhat horizontally to downward when planted in baskets or containers. Flowers usually close up at night and on cloudy days. It is drought tolerant and no known serious problems with insects, pests, or diseases.

If you take cuttings in summer for next spring, you can keep them indoors in a bright cool location. Water sparingly.

Diseases, Insects, and Other Plant Problems:

No known serious insect or disease problems.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Daze'
'Blue Daze'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#annual#blue#drought tolerant#container plant#fall interest#hanging baskets#summer flowers#groundcover#spring interest
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Daze'
'Blue Daze'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#annual#blue#drought tolerant#container plant#fall interest#hanging baskets#summer flowers#groundcover#spring interest
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Evolvulus
    Species:
    glomeratus
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Half inch wide blue blossoms, with white centers. Flowers usually close up at night and on cloudy days. Blooms from June to frost.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    One inch long oval leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems root easily when they touch the ground.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting