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Bindweed

Convolvulus spp.

Also known as

Morning Glory, Field Bindweed

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

2m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Convolvulus arvensis 01 by-dpc
Convolvulus arvensis (5257604319)
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Bindweed Overview

Convolvulus is a genus of about 200-250 species of flowering plants, they are annual or perennial herbaceous vines, bines and some woody shrubs. Many species are invasive weeds but others are grown in gardens for their flowers, while a few are threatened species. Convolvulus arvensis (Field bindweed) is an invasive species throughout South Africa, problematic in cultivated fields. Convolvulus boissieri, C. cneorum, C. sabatius and C. tricolor are species cultivated for use in gardens.

Common problems with Bindweed

Susceptible to aphids and red spider mites.

How to harvest Bindweed

Seed can be harvested when the seed capsule has turned brown.

How to propagate Bindweed

Seed

Sow seeds in spring or autumn.

Division

Divide perennials in spring.

Cuttings

Root soft wood cuttings in late spring or greenwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Bindweed

Pot plant

Grows well in containers.

Drought resistant

Other uses of Bindweed

Used in borders, ground cover and hanging baskets.