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Commelina carries distinctively cheerful, 3-petaled flowers with bright yellow stamens. Blooms are held in clusters at the end of stems. Blooms open in the morning, close in the afternoon. They are appear in great numbers throughout summer and fall.
Commelina is a versatile, easy to grow choice for dry or moist soil, sun or part shade. A great choice for the woodland garden, or for areas of your yard where little else will grow. Commelina forms tubers, and these tubers can be lifted and stored for winter like dahlias.
Ouverture Blue commelina displays flowers in a soothing shade of clear, violet blue. Plants grow 18 to 30 inches tall. Fast to bloom, in just two months from seed.
Ouverture Mix commelina featutures flowers in cool shades of blue, white, lilac and violet purple, on 18 to 30 inch tall plants. Blooms in just 2 months from seed.
Sleeping Beauty commelina produces stunning, true blue flowers. Plants grow 18-24 inches tall. From Mexico, introduced in 1732.
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 15-45 days. Transplant into the garden 12-18 inches apart after all danger of frost.
Comments: Full or part sun. Adapted to wet or dry soils. Low maintenance, it thrives in practically any garden location.