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Evolvulus glomeratus 'Alba'

Family Name: Convolvulaceae

Evolvulus glomeratus 'Alba' is a cultivar of Blue Daze (Evolvulus glomeratus). It produces small white flowers with velvety leaves that are bluish-green in colour. The sprawling habit allows this cultivar to be grown on hanging baskets, on top of walls and edges while admiring the regular white blooms of Evolvulus glomeratus 'Alba'. Though they last for a day, the plant flowers freely throughout the year.

Full Sun Moderate Water Suitable for Hanging Baskets Ornamental Flowers Herbaceous Plant

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 30 cm

Biogeography

Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a sprawling, non-vining herb that grows up to 0.3 m tall, occasionally grown as an annual.
Foliage Its leaves are spoon to broad-lanced shaped, bluish green in colour. Fine hairs found on the leaf surface gives foliage a velvety texture. The leaves measure at 1.5 - 3 cm long and 0.6 - 1.5 cm wide, with a smooth margin and round tip.
Flowers Flowers are white, funnel-shaped, produced at the nodes (axillary). Despite lasting up to a day, this cultivar produce flowers freely.
Fruits Fruit is globose, produced in a capsule form measuring at 2 mm wide.
Cultivation For abundant blooms, position the plant under full sun condition (6-8 hours) grown in well-drained soil to prevent root rot. Once established, this cultivar is low-maintenance with a good tolerance for salt and short periods of drought.
Etymology The genus epithet derived "evolvo" meant to unwrap or unroll with reference to the non-vinning or twining branches present in many species of the family. The species epithet "glomeratus" refers to the grouped or gathered inflorescence.

Landscaping Features

Landscaping This cultivar can be grown in flower boxes, pots, drooping from a wall or edges and rocky gardens.
Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Hanging Basket, Flowerbed / Border

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green - Bluish Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Obtuse, Rounded
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse

Non - Foliar and Storage

Stem Type & Modification Herbaceous
Root Type Underground (Tap Root)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower & Plant Sexuality 2 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Funnelform / Funnel-shaped
Inflorescence Type Cyme
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Dehiscent Dry Fruit
Fruit Type 2 Capsule
Seed Quantity Per Fruit Few (1-5)

References

References Mocano Nature Encyclopedia (continuously updated). Evolvulus glomeratus - Monaco Nature Encyclopedia. https://www.monaconatureencyclopedia.com/evolvulus-glomeratus-2/?lang=en. Accessed 06 May 2022.

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Master ID 34122
Species ID 8535
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Species record last updated on: 11 May 2022.
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