Convolvulus mauritanicus is one of those plants that always does a good job. It is hardy, attractive, humble and very giving.
convolvulus (not often called by its common name, ‘bindweed’)
Trailing perennial with small, oval leaves and soft, slender stems. The violet-blue, morning glory-like flowers appear in early spring and continue until early autumn.
Most areas of Australia, including warm protected sites in Hobart and the mountains.
ground cover plant
flowers for most of the year
good in sun or shade
tolerates salt spray
A member of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae). Although morning glories (Ipomoea) can be extremely invasive in warm zones, Convolvulus mauritanicus is of moderate vigour only and never likely to be a nuisance.
Convolvulus likes a sunny position and well-drained, coarse soil. Water in dry spells. Prune to control and shape as required.
Convolvulus mauritanicus is readily available at nurseries. Expect to pay about $10-$12 for 140mm (6″) pots.