Blue My Mind Morning Glory

This grayish-leafed variety produces dazzling true-blue flowers all season, without deadheading; heat and drought tolerant once established; a compact mounding and trailing habit great for containers, hanging baskets, and border fronts.

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Characteristics

Plant Height: 12 in.

Spread: 24 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: spreading

Emergent Foliage Color: silver

Summer Foliage Color: gray green

Minimum Sunlight: partial shade

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Blue My Mind Morning Glory is bathed in stunning clusters of sky blue cup-shaped flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its attractive oval leaves emerge silver in spring, turning grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue My Mind Morning Glory is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. 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 is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.Blue My Mind Morning Glory is recommended for the following landscape applications;AccentMass PlantingRock/Alpine GardensGeneral Garden UseContainer PlantingHanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Blue My Mind Morning Glory will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies.This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.Blue My Mind Morning Glory is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.