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Convolvulus tricolor

Previously known as:

  • Campanulopsis tricolor
  • Convolvulus versicolor
Phonetic Spelling
kon-VOLV-yoo-lus TRY-ko-lor
Description

Fertilizer discourages flowering; does not climb, branches forming a 2-ft. mound; prefers sandy, well-drained soil with low fertility; can be grown in baskets;

 

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Royal Ensign'
'Royal Ensign'
Tags:
#purple#annuals#white flowers#purple flowers#yellow flowers#weedy#blue flowers#royal splendor
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Royal Ensign'
'Royal Ensign'
Tags:
#purple#annuals#white flowers#purple flowers#yellow flowers#weedy#blue flowers#royal splendor
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Convolvulus
    Species:
    tricolor
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe and Northern Africa
    Climbing Method:
    Scrambler
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Irregular
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Flowers vary in colors (including blue, white, yellow, and purple). Flowers have a few colors.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Weedy