Convolvulus mauritanicus description
Lovely blue flowers cover the plant through the summer
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
For this plant to thrive it does need the more experienced gardener because it requires a sheltered spot facing the south to give it some protection from the winter and a well drained soil.
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Also known as: Convolvulus sabatius, or Convolvulus sabatius subsp. mauritanicus.
Common name: Blue Rock Bindweed.
The best position in the garden:
Requires sun and best on a south facing wall.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy – it will start to suffer in temperatures below -10 C.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre.
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