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Convolvulus purpureus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1.75m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBlue, purple, pink, red, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Convolvulus purpureus. A climbing annual native to Mexico. Ovate hairy, 3 lobed leaves are green.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Mexico

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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