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Convolvulus sabatius 'Moroccan Beauty' (Convolvulus, Bindweed)

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Plant description

Convolvulus 'Moroccan Beauty' is a woody stemmed, trailing, evergreen perennial that is a decorative flowering groundcover plant. This is a very dense and compact form, with delightful mid-blue trumpet shaped flowers, produced in abundance from spring to autumn. It is an easy care garden plant, with few pests or diseases, and suits a wide range of soil types. Once established, it is reasonably dry tolerant, and is tolerant of light frosts. It doesn't need pruning to stay dense, but can be cut back to shape if it spreads too far. It is good as a groundcover, or planted on walls or in containers where it will cascade over the edge. It likes a well drained soil, and a sunny position, and will also do well in a partly shaded area. It is a good plant for poolside and seaside plantings, as it is salt tolerant and a very tidy plant.

The seeds are poisonous if eaten.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, moths, insects, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied in spring.

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