Gerald L. Klingaman
Exquisite Series larkspur are derived from the annual Mediterranean species Consolida ajacis, and closely resemble the hybrid delphiniums to which they are related. From late spring to midsummer, they bear upright, single or branched spires of double flowers in shades of blue, lavender, rose and white. The spurred blossoms are borne densely on slender, upright, single to branched stems, and pollinated by bees, butterflies and moths. They are accented by bright green, feathery, deeply...
Forked larkspur originates from southern Europe and southwestern Asia, where it is commonly found in meadows, abandoned fields and waste areas. From late spring to midsummer, this showy annual displays clouds of small, single, spurred flowers which are typically vivid blue, but may occasionally be pink or white. The blossoms are held in loose spikes at the ends of slender, many-branched stems, and are pollinated by bees, moths and butterflies. The feathery foliage is bright green, softly hairy,...
Michael Charters, www.calflora.net
(Blue Rock Bindweed, Ground Morning Glory)
Beautiful purplish blue or pink morning glory flowers cover this trailing perennial subshrub in the heat of summer. Ground morning glory is native to the Mediterranean regions of North Africa and Italy where it naturally grows along rocky, limestone cliff faces and ground along the seaside. Its tough natural environment enables it to withstand difficult garden spots with hot sun, drought, wind, salt-spray and alkaline soils.
This low, ground-hugging plant is fully evergreen where hardy. Its...
(Ground Morning Glory)
A dense, freely flowering morning glory selection for the perennial or annual border, 'Moroccan Beauty' is a compact, sprawling tender perennial from the western Mediterranean that bears an ongoing display of petite, light blue-violet, trumpet-shaped flowers from spring until frost. The small rounded green to gray-green leaves are evergreen except in the coldest of winters. The trailing stems are woody at the base.
Although tolerating a wide range of conditions, this tough perennial does best...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Ground Morning Glory)
Ground morning glory is a diminutive, non-twining tender perennial native to North Africa, Spain and Italy. The trailing branches bear very small, hairy, roundish leaves. Trumpet-shaped, flaring, morning glory flowers are violet-blue and stay open for a few days. The tidy plant is covered with blooms from early summer through frost.
Ground morning glory is a tough plant which reliably flowers in many conditions. Plant it in loose, gravelly, well-drained soil and full sun. It is drought-tolerant,...
(Dwarf Morning Glory)
The dwarf morning glory bears deep royal blue, funnel-shaped flowers marked with yellow and white above a spreading mound of emerald green leaves. This bushy, tender perennial is short-lived, so it is most commonly planted as an annual. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin where winters are cool and wet and summers warm and dry.
Narrow oval or lance-shaped leaves cover the bushy plant. At the peak of summer, it bears many funnel-shaped flowers that are royal blue with white streaks and yellow...
James H. Schutte
(Dwarf Morning Glory)
Grown for its summer-long display of deep blue, funnel-shaped flowers, 'Blue Enchantment' is a selection of Convolvulus tricolor, a low, mounding, short-lived perennial from the Mediterranean Basin. It is usually cultivated as an annual.
Narrow oval or lance-shaped leaves cover the bushy plant. The short-lived flowers have five fused petals which spread at the tips, forming a pentagonal "face." An egg-yolk-yellow throat surrounded by a starburst of radiating white feather-marks ornaments...
Bearing bold, fan-shaped fronds atop stout solitary trunks, these slow-growing palms from dry fields and savannas of the Caribbean and South America make great plants for tropical and subtropical gardens.
Thirty to forty large, dark green to silvery fronds are borne atop the trunk on long, erect, inclined, or drooping stems ("petioles"), forming a dense, rounded, symmetrical crown. The fronds are divided into many stiff blade-like segments that radiate like the spokes of an umbrella. They often...
Carol Cloud Bailey
Bearing bold, fan-shaped fronds atop a stout trunk, this variable, small to large palm from Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil makes a great subject for tropical and subtropical gardens.
Thirty to forty large, green to silvery fronds are borne atop the solitary trunk on long, erect, inclined, or drooping stems ("petioles"), forming a rounded crown. The fronds are divided into many stiff blade-like segments that radiate like the spokes of an umbrella. They often have waxy undersides. The...