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Convolvulus Genus

Bindweed

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Convolvulus genus (Bindweed). This genus consist of about 250 species of annuals and perennials, climbing or scrambling herbs or shrubs. The leaves are usually entire. The flowers are single or in clusters and are disc or funnel-shape. The inner petals are usually a different colour.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

Temperate and subtropical regions

Interest and use

Used in borders, ground cover and hanging baskets.

Cultivation

Dead-head to prolong flowering.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown outdoors in mid spring for hardy plants or under glass in spring for tender plants, perennials and sub-shrubs by softwood cuttings in late spring or summer. The annuals should be sown direct and you will need to soak your seeds for 24 hours prior to sowing them.

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