The Way to Grow Blue Enchantment Convolvulus

Blue Enchantment Convolvulus is a stunt glory famous for the color of its blossoms — a stunning blue with yellow centers surrounded by white. Considered a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 9 through 11, it is used as an annual in cooler areas, so how well it grows for you depends on which Bay Area microclimate you live in. Blossoms appear in early summer and continue into the fall, staying open throughout the day and attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. A plant certain to improve the curb appeal of a home, Blue Enchantment Convolvulus is suitable for use as a bedding plant, hanging baskets and in pots.

Locate a bright location by amending clay or sandy soil with organic matter and prepare the soil, if necessary. Plant seeds directly into the garden in early spring and thin to 12 to 18 inches apart when 2 to 3 inches tall.

Fertilize with a fertilizer. Cut back on fertilizer in case the plant is currently getting with few flower buds.

Water plants regularly, keeping the soil moist — approximately 1 inch of water weekly. Watering with the usage of drip irrigation or a soaker hose is efficient and helps to conserve water.

Eliminate blossoms that have faded to encourage new flowers. If they become leggy or tall to promote growth cut stems back.

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