A picture of a Convolvulus althaeoides

Convolvulus althaeoides

Convolvulus althaeoides

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

15cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Convolvulus althaeoides Overview

A climbing, stalked perennial clump native to Southern Europe's' Mediterranean region. Spreads by underground rhizomes. Above ground it has trailing-twining stems and grey-green, heart-shaped to ovate leaves are strongly lobed. Profuse spikes of pale pink-purple flowers are borne in late spring and summer.

How to propagate Convolvulus althaeoides

Cuttings

Propagate by seed sown outdoors in mid spring for hardy plants or under glass in spring for tender plants, perennials and sub-shrubs by softwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Seed

The annuals should be sown direct and you will need to soak your seeds for 24 hours prior to sowing them.

Other uses of Convolvulus althaeoides

Used in borders, ground cover and hanging baskets.