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Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory

Convolvulus sabatius 'Manati Deep Blue'

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Manati Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory (Convolvulus sabatius 'Manati Deep Blue') at Patuxent Nursery

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory flowers

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory flowers

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Manati Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory (Convolvulus sabatius 'Manati Deep Blue') at Patuxent Nursery

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory flowers

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Blue Rock Bindweed, Convolvulus mauritanicus

Description:

A wonderful evergreen perennial displaying volumes of pretty sky blue trumpets all season long; tolerates drought once established; a great addition to patio containers, hanging baskets or rock gardens; will tolerate clay if not over watered

Ornamental Features

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory features showy sky blue trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats along the branches from mid spring to early fall. Its tomentose round leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory is a multi-stemmed annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Manati® Deep Blue Ground Morning Glory is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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