Convolvulus cneorum ‘Bush Morning Glory’ (Silver Bush)

Convolvulus cneorum ‘Bush Morning Glory’ (Silver Bush)

Pronounced con-VOL-vu-lus KNEE-or-rum, this tried and true perennial has been around for many years, and those people who know it, love it. Convolvulus cneorum was awarded the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 1993 Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities and landscape performance. The attractive silver-green foliage is covered with delicate silver-grey hairs that reflect in the sunlight, earning its common name “Silver Bush”. It has a mounding growth habit, growing 2-4 feet tall and wide.

The flowers of Bush Morning Glory appear in spring and bloom straight through to fall. Rosey-pink buds emerge first, then unfurl to white funnel-shaped blooms with yellow centers. These plants are a great addition to bee-friendly and pollinator friendly gardens. The color combination of silver-green foliage and white flowers has a very cooling and calming effect, helping to create a sense of well-being, and making it perfect for Zen gardens.

Convolvulus cneorum is at home in both full sun or partial shade – provide afternoon shade in hot summer climates. It absolutely requires well-drained soil. Provide regular irrigation and fertilize each spring to encourage strong healthy growth.

The Sunset Climate Zones are 7-9, 12-24, and is marginal in Zones 5,6. They are cold hardy to 15-20°F. We are currently growing Convolvulus cneorum ‘Bush Morning Glory’ in 1 gallon containers. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @clearwatercolornursery.

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