6 to 10 feet.
Climber. Pink. Flowers July to September.
A rampant-growing Bindweed or Bell-bine, very
closely related in several characteristics to
the unspeakable weed which torments so many gardeners.
Its roots ramble and spread in an irrepressible
manner, and it should never be planted in a mixed
border, or in any position where it can invade
In places where it can be isolated, such as a
rubbish-corner, where it can climb over old fences
or wood-stacks unreproved, it is admissible.
The flowers are light pink; in the single form
they are bell-shaped, like those of the wild “Lily-Bine”;
in the double form, which is much more effective,
they are full of loose-set petals, and look like
small China roses.
Propagate by planting pieces of the white, string-like
roots; the smallest piece will grow, a fact which
is often borne in upon the gardener irresistibly
when he is trying to extirpate the plant from
places into which it has strayed.
See also Bindweed