Native to the Mediterranean region, Convolvulus cneorum (Silverbush or Bush Morning Glory) is a very charming, small spreading evergreen shrub noted for its attractive silvery-green, silky foliage and large morning-glory-like flowers from late spring through summer. One of the finest, truly silver-leaved shrub, this Convolvulus grows in a dense, flattened mound of narrowly oblong evergreen leaves, covered with extremely fine hairs, and remain attractive throughout the growing season. They are spangled by abundant pink flower buds that open to trumpet-shaped white flowers, 1.5 in wide (4 cm), with yellow hearts over a long bloom period.
- Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
- Grows up to 2 ft tall (60 cm) tall with a spread of 2-4 ft (60-120 cm).
- Easily grown in low to moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Provide a sheltered location. Tolerates afternoon light shade in hot summer climates. Dry soils are also tolerated. Heat and drought tolerant once established.
- Great for beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, city gardens, rock gardens or containers.
- Virtually pest and disease free! Watch for aphids and spider mites indoors when overwintering container plants.
- Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, but deer resistant!
- Plants may be grown from seed started outdoors about 2 weeks prior to last spring frost date or started indoors about 5-6 weeks prior to last frost date.
- Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
- Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and maintain a compact form