The genus of convolvulus is made up of a number of twining creepers, small herbaceous plants and a few shrubby species all of which can be found through many temperate regions of the world. The trademark 'funnel' or 'trumpet' shaped flowers of these plants are very reminiscent of those belonging to the larger flowering 'morning glories' but should not be confused with these as they belong to separate families with the convolvulus family not having the rampant tendencies of the fore mentioned. Also, unlike 'morning glories', their flowers remain open all day and open in succession over a long season.
Many species of convolvulus are highly valued by those involved in garden design and landscaping due to their reliable performance, hardy attributes and long lasting flowering season. Most species are not only tolerant of seaside environments but actually thrive in these regions.
C. 'Full Moon' is a specially selected low mounding, ground covering variety which carries larger flowers than normally found in this species. In addition it has a more vigorous growth habit forming a neat and dense mat ideal for quick results in barren garden areas.
The soft lilac-blue flowers open by unfurling 'pleats' to form the strongly flared tube. They first begin appearing from late spring and will continue right through to autumn.
Grows well in most soils that are well draining. Watering requirements are low once established requiring only occasional deep watering over extended periods of heat. No pruning required. An addition of a slow release fertiliser in spring recommended.