Why Your Blue Daze is Not Blooming
The blue daze evolvulus is a beautiful flowering plant, that grows and thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9-13. This garden beauty is native to Paraguay and Brazil, blue daze is a perennial evergreen in the morning glory family. What I find so amazing about this tropical evergreen is the fuzzy grayish leaves it produces along with the abundance of flower bloom.
You can expect to see an abundance of flowers from mid-summer through mid-fall, however, the flowers of the blue daze are short-lived but don’t let that give you a blue day because these short-lived flowers are replaced the following day with fresh bright blue vibrant flowers that I think is so cool.
One question that has been asked is why is my blue daze flowers not blooming, below we will be looking at reasons why your blue daze is not blooming and how to correct this problem so your blue daze can bloom for you continually.
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Blue Daze not Blooming
Blue Daze Planting Location
The location is so so important, if your blue daze is getting insufficient light then this may be the cause why your plant is not blooming. Try planting your blue daze in an area that gets lots of sunlight, however, this is a full sun-loving plant that can tolerate some afternoon shade.
Blue Daze Soil Type
What I found interesting about blue daze is this garden beauty can survive in just about any soil type provided the soil has good drainage. Blue daze hates wet feet and will die from root rot. If you’re working with soils that drain poorly then consider adding organics that will help in not only building or improving your soil but water drainage as well.
Watering Methods for Blue Daze
Too much water can also impact the number of flowers your blue daze produce, leading to root rot and the death of blue daze. The soil should be somewhat moist not waterlogged or saturated.
Fertilizing Methods for Blue Daze
Fertilizers are plant nutrients, while some plants put forth flowers without the need to be fertilized there are others that need some help. Fertilizer your blue daze 1 or 2 times monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer. Scoots Super Bloom or BR-61 (9-58-8). Before applying fertilizers read and follow the manufactures direction for the best results.
Blue Daze Garden Insect Pests
If you think it’s a pests issue why your blue daze is not blooming then think again, this garden beauty doesn’t really have any pests issues which also makes blue daze a winner.
Blue Daze Diseases
The only mean issue is fungal problems which are brought on by long periods of rain or soils that are poorly drained, poor air circulation can also lead to fungal issues which are brought on by planting blue daze to close. The correct spacing when installing blue daze should be 18 to 24 inches apart.
- Blue daze is fast-growing
- Blue daze is not invasive
- Blue daze grows well in pots, use as a ground cover, place blue daze along your garden walkway, install blue daze around the truck of trees provided there is sufficient sunlight to reach them, cascading accent in a coastal or rock garden, use as a border plant, etc…
- Blue daze are self-cleaning meaning spent or faded flowers will fall to the soil surface
- Blue daze will bloom 10 months out of the year but will give a longer bloom period in warmer climates
- Blue daze can be used as companion planting meaning they can be planted with other plants that have the same characteristic. Example ( the seem light and water requirements).
The final word on blue daze not blooming
If you have been frustrated with why your blue daze is not blooming then you can take a deep breathe because you have come to the right place, as you implement what we have laid out in this guide you will be well on your to having an abundance of bright beautiful blue flower bloom that is just so amazing.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.