Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Convolvulus
Convolvulus

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones 4-9, 12-24
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Convolvulus sabatius

Ground Morning Glory
Convolvulaceae
Evergreen, Perennials

CONVOLVULUS

These Mediterranean natives have funnel-shaped morning glory flowers. Common vining morning glories (Ipomoea) are sometimes sold as Convolvulus.

Convolvulus sabatius (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Convolvulus sabatius (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Click to Enlarge

Convolvulus sabatius

This perennial grows to 1–2 ft. high with branches trailing to spread 3 ft. or more. Soft, hairy, gray-green, roundish, evergreen leaves 1/2–1 1/2 in. long. Lavender-blue, 1–2-in.-wide flowers bloom from early summer into fall. Grows well in light, gravelly soil with good drainage but will take clay soil if not overwatered. Tends to become woody; prevent by trimming in late winter.

You Might Also Like...

Cardoon

With the look of a giant artichoke—they’re related—this Mediterranean native (Cy...

Quercus lobata

This deciduous tree is California’s mightiest oak, often reaching 70 ft. or taller, with equal o...

Watsonia pillansii

Evergreen. Blooms in midsummer, with slightly branched, 3 1/2-ft. stems bearing 3-in., bright reddish ...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement