aka: Dwarf Morning Glory
The genus Evolvulus, family Convolvulaceae, includes 100 species of herbaceous perennial, annual and shrub plants native to the American continent. The Evolvulus is unique in that it comes in one of the most elusive colors in the world of horticulture—a bright and brilliant cobalt blue. It’s a tough yet tender perennial in the southern part of the country but other regions consider it an annual and replace it every year. Evolvulus makes a perfect addition to any garden bed or container; when planted in a sunny spot, this spreading plant will create a sea of ocean-blue flowers atop silvery blue-green foliage.