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Care of the plant Convolvulus sabatius or Blue rock bindweed.

Care of the plant Convolvulus sabatius or Blue rock bindweed

The genus Convolvulus, family Convolvulaceae, includes 600 species of herbaceous climbing plants and shrubs with a cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Convolvulus sabatius, Convolvulus cneorum, Convolvulus tricolor, Convolvulus sepium, Convolvulus althaeoides, Convolvulus floridus, Convolvulus canariensis.

Common names: Blue rock bindweed, Ground Morning Glory, Ground blue-convolvulus. This species is native to North Africa.

They are herbaceous plants with a creeping or covering habit that reach 20 cm in height. They have small, oval, gray-green leaves. Most interesting are the abundant trumpet-shaped blue or lilac flowers; they bloom in summer and early fall.

They are used in rockeries, on edges and to cover slopes. They are appropriate for pots especially in places with cold winters as they allow us to put them in shelter.

Convolvulus sabatius needs full sun exposure to flower properly. On cloudy days the flowers do not open. They do not resist frost.

The soil must be very well drained: they prefer sandy soils that contain organic matter.

Water moderately, waiting for the soil to be completely dry.

Fertilize with compost in early spring.

Prune in late winter to make them sprout more vigorously.

They are quite resistant plants to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring in their final location or by division.

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Convolvulus sabatius
Convolvulus sabatius
Convolvulus sabatius
Convolvulus sabatius
 

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