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Convolvulus boissieri

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.05m to 0.08m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourSilver-grey

Description

Convolvulus boissieri. A cushion forming perennial growing to about 8cm high. The leaves are ovate and silver-grey. The flowers are large and whiteish in colour and flowering in early spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Spain

Interest and use

Used in borders, ground cover and hanging baskets.

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Needs

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

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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