Convolvulus tricolor

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Convolvulus tricolor, Linn. (C. minor, Hort.). Fig. 1049. Hardy annual: st. trailing, ascending 6-12 in., angulate, densely covered with long brownish hairs: Lvs. linear-oblong or subspatulate, obtuse or rounded at the apex, usually pubescent but sometimes glabrous, the margin ciliate towards the base: peduncle 3-fld., exceeding the lvs.; sepals ovate, lanceolate, villose, acute; limb of the corolla azure-blue, throat yellow, margined with white. S. Eu. B.M.27.— One of the best annuals for the home border. Each plant covers a ground space of 2 ft., and blooms continuously throughout the summer. Fls. remain open all day during pleasant weather. There are many variously striped and spotted forms of this popular annual, none of which surpasses the type in beauty. A variety with pure white fls. is attractive. Other well-marked horticultural forms are:Var. vittatus, prettily striped with blue and white. F.S. 3:298. R.H. 1848:121. pactus, dwarf, and valuable for pot culture. Gt. 47, p. 635. A 5- petaled form is also recorded. F.S. 8, p. 116, desc. CH

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