1 to 3 feet
1-2 feet wide
Good for Containers,
how to grow Evolvulus
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‘Blue Daze’ evolvulus
Evolvulus ‘Blue Daze’ offers bigger blue flowers than the common form and has slightly hairy gray-green foliage.
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Just as you’d expect from something called French, these marigolds are the fancy ones. French marigolds tend to be frilly and some boast a distinctive “crested eye.” They grow roughly 8-12 inches high with a chic, neat, little growth habit and elegant dark green foliage.They do best in full sun with moist, well-drained soil and will flower all summer long. They may reseed, coming back year after year, in spots where they’re happy.
The adorable cup-shape flowers of nierembergia and its neat growth habit make it a useful annual flower for everything from containers to edging. Plant it in rows along the front of beds or borders for a crisp look (especially with the white types). Or use it in containers — it’s a great medium-height plant to visually tie together taller plants and cascading plants. Though it’s usually grown as an annual, nierembergia is perennial in Zones 7-10.
If you love blue flowers, tweedia is for you. Tweedia produces beautiful turquoise blooms all season on grayish, felted foliage. The fragrant five-petal flowers make great cut flowers, complimenting any bouquet. A short vine growing 2 to 3 fall, tweedia will twine around short trellises or other supports. (Try a shrubby branch cutting, inserted into the soil for a naturalistic support.)
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