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Ground Morning Glory   (Convolvulus sabatius)

C. sabatius bears soft, hairy, gray-green, roundish, evergreen leaves. It also produces lavender-blue flowers from early summer into fall. They grow well in light gravelly soil with good drainage.

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Plant Types: Perennial
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 1 foot to 2 feet
Zones: 7a to 9b
Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink
Bloom Seasons: Mid summer, Late summer
Leaf Color: Silvery
Special Features: Attractive foliage
Shape: Spreading or horizontal
Fertilizer: Miracle-Gro® Shake 'n Feed® Continuous Release All Purpose Plant Food
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Plant Care
Planting:

Plants spread via rhizomes which can be used for easy propagation.

Plant Growth:

Some species in this genus grow as a creeping vine and rarely get taller than 6 inches off the ground, whereas other species, such as the Bush Morning Glory (C. cneorum), can get as tall as 4 ft. Does best in full sun.

Blooming:

Flowers resemble those of true Morning Glories (Ipomoea tricolor). The flowers are trumpet shaped often times blue, sometimes with a yellow throat. Some species have pink flowers in the summer.

Soil and Irrigation:

Does best in poor to moderately fertile soils that are well-draining. Water freely during the growing season, keep just moist in winter.

Fertilization:

Fertilization is not generally required for good plant output.

Pruning:

Deadhead annuals to lengthen flowering. Some species can be invasive which should be confined to containers dug into the soil.

Pests:

Spider mites and aphids may cause problems. Other issues include leaf spots and rust.