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Herbaceous Perennial

Calystegia soldanella

sea bindweed

A trailing, rhizomatous perennial up to 1m across but only 10cm tall, with succulent stems and kidney-shaped leaves. Upward-facing, trumpet-shaped flowers, pink with five white stripes, are produced in summer

Other common names
Scotch scurvy grass
sea bells
see moresea coal
sea foal-foot
Synonyms
Convolvulus soldanella
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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Convolvulaceae
Native to the UK
Yes
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Trailing
Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

A native plant found only on the coast, needing open, sunny conditions and very sharp drainage. Closely related to bindweed, but unlikely to become a garden weed

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division of rhizomes

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Coastal
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May attract slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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