Convolvulus Tricolor is a hardy bushy plant, and not a climber like Ipomea Purpurea. It is grown as a bedding plant for the rockery or front of the border. It produces an abundance of eye catching flowers. Each flower is a wide-mouthed trumpet brightly colored with a yellow or golden heart. Unfortunately Convolvulus is short lived, the flowers open in the morning and fade in the evening.
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Water regularly in dry weather.
Sow seeds in September or March where it is to flower.
Convolvulus thrives in poor sandy soil. Deadhead regularly.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.