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Common Name: Dwarf Morning Glory
Convolvulus tricolor is a Annual/Perennial up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has uses.
S. Europe - Portugal, Spain and Sicily.
Dry open habitats[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Self
Requires a sheltered position in a well-drained low to medium fertility soil and a very sunny position[
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[
An annual to short-lived perennial species, it is usually grown as an annual in Britain[
This plant is a very good attractant for hoverflies[
]. Hoverflies, and especially their larvae, are quite good predators on aphids.
Seed - sow late winter/early spring in situ and again in May to ensure a succession of flowers[