Being an annual with a dwarf, creeping habit, this species is ideal
as a colorful ground cover in an open sunny position or for pots and
Low growing, up to 10 in (25 cm) high with a spread of 15 in (38
cm), it produces masses of trumpet-shaped, bright blue flowers, each
with a pronounced white throat.
Many hybrids have evolved including ‘Blue Bird’, which has flowers
in a rich, deep blue shade, again with the white throat.
Flowering colors: Blue, White
Cultivation: Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil in sun or
The semi-trailing types grow well in hanging baskets.
Pinch the stem tips back occasionally to keep them bushy.
Propagate from seed, layers or tip cuttings.