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Calystegia soldanella

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Species Name: Calystegia soldanella
Common Name: Beach Morning Glory

This morning glory grows along the ground in sandy dunes along the coast. It does best with coastal conditions and loose, well-draining soil. Spreads by rhizomes. Trumpet-shaped flowers are pink to bright lavender.

Plant Family: Convolvulaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: >6 in. H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun (coast)
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink to Lavender
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, northern and central South Coast
Natural Habitat: Sandy seashores, coastal strand


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