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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Convolvulus tricolor.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Convolvulus tricolor.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Convolvulus tricolor.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow February/March in situ and again in May to ensure a succession of flowers[1].

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Cultivation

Requires a sheltered position in a well-drained low to medium fertility soil and a very sunny position[2].

This plant is generally hardy to zone 8 (tolerating temperatures down to about -5°) but some forms are much hardier and can tolerate temperatures down to about -20°c[2]. An annual to short-lived perennial species, it is usually grown as an annual in Britain[2].

This plant is a very good attractant for hoverflies[2]. Hoverflies, and especially their larvae, are quite good predators on aphids.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Convolvulus tricolor. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Convolvulus tricolor.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Convolvulus tricolor
Genus
Convolvulus
Family
Convolvulaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 4. Thompson and Morgan. (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  3. ? ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)

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