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Convolvulus tricolor - L.

Common Name Dwarf Morning Glory, Bush Morning Glory
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry open habitats[50].
Range S. Europe - Portugal, Spain and Sicily.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Convolvulus tricolor Dwarf Morning Glory, Bush Morning Glory


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Summary

Bloom Color: Blue. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Irregular or sprawling, Variable height.


Physical Characteristics

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Convolvulus tricolor is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

Habitats

Cultivated Beds.

Dry open habitats[50].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Container. Requires a sheltered position in a well-drained low to medium fertility soil and a very sunny position[200]. This plant is generally hardy to zone 8 (tolerating temperatures down to about -5°) but some forms are much hardier and can tolerate temperatures down to about -20°c[200]. An annual to short-lived perennial species, it is usually grown as an annual in Britain[200]. This plant is a very good attractant for hoverflies[200]. Hoverflies, and especially their larvae, are quite good predators on aphids. Special Features: Invasive.

Propagation

Seed - sow February/March in situ and again in May to ensure a succession of flowers[164].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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