Bush Morning Glory
Scientific Name: Convolvulus cneorum L.
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Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Southern Europe, Sicily, Croatia
Growth Habits: evergreen shrub growing rapidly to 4 feet in diameter (1.2 m), 2-3 feet tall (60 to 90 cm)
Watering Needs: Fairly drought resistant when established, needs good drainage
Propagation: Softwood cuttings in late spring to early summer
The genus Convolvulus has over 200 species that can be encountered in temperate to tropical climate all around the world. Most are vines, but some are bush, as the Bush Morning Glory whose native range includes Sicily and Dalmatia.
Prune back to prevent woodiness.
The Bush Morning Glory leaves are covered with a silvery fuzz, on which contrast the pink buds and the white funnel shaped flowers. According to the legend, the love god made these white cups for Fiorina, the fairy, using sunset fragments. In Phoenix, it blooms from mid-March to October.