Common name: Dwarf Morning Glory

Morning glory is a relative of the bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) but it does not climb.

It is a good plant for containers and baskets the 35-40mm (1½") diameter flowers appear from July to September.

It originates from the limestone hills of the Mediterranean thus making it a useful plant for growing in a rock garden providing it is well drained.

The trumpet-like flowers come in a range of bright colours all with striking yellowish throats, and are a favourite of Bees and hawk-moths

They grow up to 300-400mm (12"-16") high, and spread to around 75mm (30")

Grow in any ordinary, well-drained garden soil, in a sunny position.

Deadhead the flowers regularly to prolong flowering season.

Convolvulus arvensis


Week 12:

Sow seeds under glass in pots or pans of seed compost and germinate at a temperature of 18°C (65°F)

Germination should take four or five days.

Week 14:

Prick out the seedlings, when large enough to handle into trays / boxes of potting compost.

Week 16:

Harden off in a cold frame before planting out.

Week 22:

Plant out 150-200mm (6"-8") apart in a sunny well drained not to highly fertilised position when all risk of late frost has passed.

Do not overfeed as this will encourage leaf growth at the expense of flowers.

Top of the Page