Convolvulus, typical genus of the family Convolvulaceae, consists of about 180 herbaceous and shrubby plants growing in temperate and sub-tropical climates. Many of these are twining plants with large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers, and contain a milky latex. Convolvulus arvensis is the common bindweed found in Britain; it grows in a sandy soil, and the flowers have a sweet fragrance. In the U.S.A. the plants are known as morning glory.
The flower of the Convolvulus is shaped like a trumpet and can take on various colors.It can be yellow or white, but also blue,and green. In every version it maintains a very pleasant appearance,it deserves the name of Belle in the daytime.
During the day because the flowers remain open only when they can enjoy the sun’s rays, otherwise they greet the company and they close to rest to re-open without wrinkles of tiredness at the dawn of the new day. There are at least two hundred species of Convolvulus and they all make flowers with the typical chalice shape, or trumpet.
The planting of the convolvulus is an important step because it conditions needs the recovery, the growth and the with the seasons.It is sown in early spring, starting in April in areas with a mild climate and in May, after the last frosts.
- Convolvulus needs sun and heat but not burning.
- Sow directly in well-drained soil.
- Water regularly but slightly after sowing, at least until emergence, then decrease as you go.
How To Grow White Convolvulus
The cultivation of white bindweed can be done either in the ground, in the garden, or in pots. In the garden, bindweed is often used to form low bushes with abundant blooms.
If grown in the ground, the bindweed arises between April and May, adapts to any type of soil, provided it is well drained and very sunny, prefers alkaline soils. If instead it is grown in pot , the substratum must contain two parts of fertile soil and a part of peat, a little sand, pumice and, if possible, the volcanic lapilli: in this way, the plant will have more possibilities to grow lush. When the plants are young, watering it must be quite frequent. Subsequently, the watering may decrease, since the plant tolerates dry periods well, provided the soil is not completely dry. In the summer it would be better to have a regularity in wetting the pots to have healthier plants and more blooms. Before returning water to the pots, it is always best to wait for the top of the soil to dry. This will prevent rotten and annoying fungs.
The fight against weeds is a concern for all, without exception gardeners. There are weeds that are removed from the garden quickly and easily. However, there are a number of harmful plants, which are very difficult to extract. One of the representatives of these weeds is the convolvulus,