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Convolvulus sabatius (Bindweed)

Bindweed, Blue Rock Bindweed, Ground Morning Glory, Convolvulus mauritanicus, Convolvulus sabatius subsp. mauritanicus

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Convolvulus Sabatius, Bindweed, Blue Rock Bindweed, Ground Morning Glory, Convolvulus mauritanicus, Convolvulus sabatius subsp. mauritanicus, Mediterranean Plants, Drought Tolerant plant, Evergreen Shrub, Blue Flowers
Convolvulus Sabatius, Bindweed, Blue Rock Bindweed, Ground Morning Glory, Convolvulus mauritanicus, Convolvulus sabatius subsp. mauritanicus, Mediterranean Plants, Drought Tolerant plant, Evergreen Shrub, Blue Flowers

Native to the Mediterranean region, Convolvulus sabatius (Bindweed or Ground Morning Glory) is a luscious, trailing, woody-based perennial noted for its endless production of widely funnel-shaped, lavender-blue flowers, 1-2 in. across (2-5 cm), throughout the year in mild winter areas, from early summer to early fall elsewhere. Hugging the ground, this charming groundcover has small, oval soft gray-green leaves which are evergreen where hardy. Although the top growth may be killed by frost, Ground Morning Glory will re-sprout from its base the following year. Its tumbling habit makes it ideal for raised beds, hanging baskets, or containers.

  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 4-6 in. tall (10-15 cm) with a spread of 18-24 in. (45-60 cm).
  • Easily grown in gritty, well-drained soils, with occasional watering in full sun to light shade. Provide a sheltered location. Tolerates alkaline soil and will grow in clay soil so long as it drains properly and is not overwatered. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens, city gardens, rock gardens, or containers. Great for edging too.
  • Virtually disease free.
  • Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
  • Trim back plants to prevent them from getting too woody and to maintain size.

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Convolvulus
Common names Bindweed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Convolvulus althaeoides (Mallow Bindweed)
Convolvulus tricolor ‘Blue Ensign’ (Dwarf Morning Glory)
Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby Bindweed)

Recommended Companion Plants

Euphorbia myrsinites (Myrtle Spurge)
Arctotis The Ravers ‘Pumpkin Pie’ (African Daisy)
Sisyrinchium striatum (Pale Yellow-Eyed Grass)
Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Convolvulus
Common names Bindweed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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