Plant Family / Convolvulus - Bindweeds
Native to the Mediterranean region, Convolvulus can be annuals, perennials or evergreen shrubs with attractive trumpet-shaped morning glory flowers in shades of white, pink, blue, violet, purple or yellow. Erect or scrambling, they are easy to grow and love sunny, poor to fertile, well-drained sites. They will all reward you with an endless production of blooms.
Native to the Mediterranean region, Convolvulus althaeoides (Mallow Bindweed) is an attractive perennial with long, trailing, silvery stems, clothed in a lacy silvery foliage of heart-shaped leaves. Twisting and twining, the stems throw out large, trumpet-shaped, ice-pink flowers from mid summer to fall.
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.
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 throughout the year in mild winter areas, from early summer to early fall elsewhere.
Blooming in succession for weeks from early summer into fall, the flowers remain open one day where they will be attentively visited by hummingbirds and butterflies.