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Convolvulus tricolor 'Blue Ensign' (Dwarf Morning Glory)

Dwarf Morning Glory 'Blue Ensign', Convolvulus minor 'Blue Ensign'


Native to the Mediterranean region, award-winning Convolvulus tricolor 'Blue Ensign' (Dwarf Morning Glory) is a particularly attractive annual or short-lived perennial (USDA zones 9-11). It bears profuse flared trumpets, 2 in. across (5 cm), with a golden-yellow center ringed in white and surrounded by royal blue petals. Blooming in succession for weeks from early summer into fall, the flowers remain open one day where they will be attentively visited by hummingbirds and butterflies. Convolvulus tricolor is a low-growing bushy plant which rises on branching stems clad with narrow, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves.

  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 6 in. tall (15 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisturewell-drained soils, with occasional watering in full sun. Some light afternoon shade is welcomed in hot summer areas. Heat and drought tolerance once established.
  • Great for beds and borders, rock gardens, groundcovers or containers. Great for edging too.
  • Virtually disease and pest free, but watch for aphids and spider mites.
  • Easily grown from seed sown indoors 4-6 weeks before the last spring frost date or from seed sown directly in the garden several days prior to last frost date.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulus - Bindweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulus - Bindweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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