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Blue Daze Morning Glory

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$48.00
 
Once a weekFull sunDeer resistantSpring to fall
 
  • Vibrant Blue Flowers: Showcases continuous blooms of bright, sky-blue flowers that open each morning.
  • Heat and Drought Tolerant: Excellently adapts to hot and dry conditions, requiring minimal water once established.
  • Low-Growing Groundcover: Forms a dense mat of silvery-green foliage, perfect for filling in spaces with color and texture.
 

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Blue Daze Morning Glory, scientifically known as Evolvulus glomeratus, is a captivating groundcover known for its sky-blue flowers and silvery-green foliage. This heat-tolerant and drought-resistant plant offers a continuous display of blooms from late spring through fall, making it a fantastic choice for adding a splash of color to sunny garden beds, borders, and containers. Ideal for gardeners seeking a low-maintenance and vibrant addition to their outdoor spaces, Blue Daze thrives in various climates, providing a serene and beautiful groundcover that attracts pollinators.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; mature height of 6-12 inches and width of 2-3 feet.

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Pruning: Minimal pruning is required. Deadheading is not necessary as the plant continually produces new blooms.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to encourage vigorous growth and flowering.

Winter Protection: In zones 8 and colder, treat as an annual or provide mulch for root protection if attempting to overwinter outdoors.


Choose a location with full sun and well-draining soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball. Plant the Blue Daze, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Space plants approximately 12-18 inches apart to allow for spreading.

The Blue Daze Morning Glory thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily to ensure optimal flowering. Water the plant deeply and thoroughly whenever the top inch of soil feels dry. Provide consistent moisture, but avoid overwatering. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions, and be mindful of providing adequate drainage to prevent waterlogging.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 8-11

Blue Daze Morning Glory is best suited for USDA Zones 8-11 as a perennial but can also be grown as an annual in cooler climates. It thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight to produce its characteristic vibrant blooms. This plant prefers well-drained soil and is an excellent choice for areas with high heat and light intensity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Daze is a compact and low-growing plant. Typically, it reaches a height of about 6 to 12 inches and can spread up to 2 to 3 feet in width. Its small, sky-blue flowers and trailing growth habit make it an excellent choice for ground cover, hanging baskets, or container gardens.

Blue Daze is known for its relatively fast growth. In the right conditions, it can grow quickly and produce an abundance of small blue flowers. With proper care, you can expect it to grow and spread steadily during the growing season, especially in warm and sunny environments. However, its growth rate may slow down during cooler or less favorable conditions. Regular watering, sunlight, and well-draining soil can help promote its vigorous growth.

Blue Daze does not typically spread aggressively. It tends to grow as a compact, mounding plant with a relatively small spread. However, it can gradually spread through its root system over time, forming small clumps.

If you want to control its spread or keep it contained in a specific area, you can use edging or barriers to limit its growth. Additionally, regular pruning can help maintain its shape and prevent it from becoming too wide.

Overall, while Blue Daze can slowly spread, it is not considered invasive and is generally well-behaved in garden settings.

Blue Daze is typically grown as an annual in most regions, meaning it does not come back year after year on its own. It is often used for seasonal color in gardens, containers, or hanging baskets during the warm months of spring, summer, and early fall.

However, in regions with mild, frost-free winters (USDA hardiness zones 9-11), Blue Daze may behave as a perennial, and some plants may survive the winter and come back in the following growing season. In such areas, you can provide some winter protection, like mulching, to improve its chances of returning.

In colder climates, where freezing temperatures are common, Blue Daze is typically treated as an annual or grown in containers that can be moved indoors during the winter to protect it from frost. If you want to enjoy Blue Daze year after year in these colder regions, you'll need to replant it each spring or start new plants from seeds or cuttings.

Blue Daze is a warm-weather plant that thrives in full sun. Therefore, the best place to plant Blue Daze is in a location where it can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Here are some tips for planting Blue Daze:

Sunlight: Choose a spot in your garden or landscape that gets plenty of sunlight. Blue Daze requires full sun to bloom and perform at its best.

Soil: Blue Daze prefers well-draining soil. Make sure the soil is not waterlogged, as it can lead to root rot.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Blue Daze is somewhat drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering.

Spacing: Space Blue Daze plants about 12 to 18 inches apart to allow them room to grow and spread.

Container Planting: Blue Daze can also be grown in containers or hanging baskets. Use a well-draining potting mix and ensure the container receives adequate sunlight.

Pruning: Trim or deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season.

Hardiness: Blue Daze is typically grown as an annual in regions with cold winters. In areas with mild winters, it may be treated as a perennial and overwintered.

By planting Blue Daze in a sunny location with well-draining soil and providing proper care, you can enjoy its beautiful blue flowers throughout the growing season.

Blue Daze is typically grown as an annual in most regions because it is not cold-hardy. It is sensitive to frost and freezing temperatures, so it may not survive the winter in areas where temperatures drop significantly. In regions with mild winters, you might be able to overwinter Blue Daze by bringing it indoors or providing protection from frost. However, in colder climates, it's best to treat Blue Daze as an annual and replant it in the spring once the danger of frost has passed.

Blue Daze primarily attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies rather than hummingbirds. The bright blue flowers of Blue Daze are appealing to bees and butterflies, which are more effective at pollinating these types of flowers. Hummingbirds, on the other hand, are typically attracted to tubular-shaped flowers that accommodate their long, slender bills, and Blue Daze does not have this type of flower.

If you want to attract hummingbirds to your garden, consider planting flowers with tubular or trumpet-shaped blossoms in vibrant colors like red, orange, or pink, as these are more likely to catch the attention of hummingbirds.

When planting Blue Daze, spacing will depend on your desired aesthetic and how quickly you want the area to fill in with this ground cover. Typically, you can space Blue Daze plants about 12 to 18 inches apart. This spacing allows them to form a dense carpet-like appearance more quickly, covering the ground effectively.

However, you can adjust the spacing based on your preferences and the rate of growth in your specific growing conditions. Closer spacing will create a faster and denser ground cover, while wider spacing will result in a more spaced-out appearance with room for other plants or ground covers to fill in between.

Remember to consider the mature size of Blue Daze, which can spread up to 2 to 3 feet. Proper spacing and regular pruning can help maintain the desired look for your landscape.

The lack of blooming in Blue Daze can be attributed to several factors. Here are some common reasons why your Blue Daze may not be blooming:

Insufficient Sunlight: Blue Daze typically requires full sun to produce abundant blooms. If it is planted in a location with too much shade or not receiving enough sunlight, it may not flower as profusely. Ensure that your Blue Daze is getting at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Over-fertilization: Excessive fertilization, especially with high-nitrogen fertilizers, can promote lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering. Make sure you're not over-fertilizing your Blue Daze. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for flowering plants is suitable.

Poor Soil Drainage: Blue Daze prefers well-draining soil. If the soil is too compacted or doesn't drain well, it can lead to root rot or other issues that affect flowering. Amending the soil with organic matter and ensuring proper drainage can help.

Watering Issues: Overwatering or irregular watering can hinder flowering. Blue Daze prefers slightly moist soil but can tolerate short periods of drought once established. Ensure that you're providing consistent moisture without keeping the soil overly saturated.

Pruning Timing: Pruning or cutting back Blue Daze at the wrong time can remove potential flower buds. Avoid heavy pruning during the growing season if you want to encourage blooming.

Temperature Sensitivity: Blue Daze may slow down or stop flowering in extremely hot or cold weather. It tends to bloom more prolifically in milder temperatures.

Age of the Plant: Young Blue Daze plants may take some time to establish themselves before they start flowering regularly. Be patient and allow them time to grow.

Pests and Diseases: Check for any signs of pest infestations or diseases that might be affecting the plant's overall health and blooming potential.

To encourage blooming in your Blue Daze, assess and address these potential issues based on your specific growing conditions. Providing the right care, including proper sunlight, well-draining soil, and appropriate watering, should help your Blue Daze produce more flowers.

Yes, Blue Daze is a popular choice for ground cover in many gardens and landscapes. It's valued for its low, spreading growth habit and its attractive bright blue flowers, which resemble morning glory blooms. Here are some reasons why Blue Daze is a good ground cover:

Low Maintenance: Blue Daze is relatively low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for gardeners who want a ground cover that doesn't require constant care.

Drought Tolerance: It's known for its drought tolerance once established, which makes it suitable for dry or xeriscape gardens.

Long Blooming Period: Blue Daze produces charming blue flowers throughout the growing season, typically from late spring to fall. This extended bloom period adds color and visual interest to your landscape.

Heat Tolerance: It can withstand high temperatures and is well-suited for hot, sunny locations.

Spreading Growth: Blue Daze has a spreading growth habit, which means it can cover larger areas relatively quickly.

Attractive Foliage: The plant's silver-gray foliage complements its blue flowers and adds a silvery sheen to your garden.

Erosion Control: Its mat-like growth can help prevent soil erosion on slopes or embankments.

When planting Blue Daze as a ground cover, it's essential to space the plants appropriately to allow for their spreading habit. Depending on your specific landscape and design goals, you can use Blue Daze in various ways, such as bordering pathways, covering slopes, or filling in spaces between other plants. Overall, it's a versatile and attractive ground cover option for many garden styles.

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