Convolvulus mauritanicus – Buy alpines

£2.50

A beautiful trailing plant for the summer, with it’s lovely blue flowers.

Recommended planting time: April to September.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots.

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Description

Convolvulus mauritanicus description

Lovely blue flowers cover the plant through the summer

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. 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.

Convolvulus mauritanicus flowering in July
Convolvulus mauritanicus in July

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun and best on a south facing wall.

Requires sun

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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Reference:
[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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