Dayflower, Blue Spiderwort
Commelina carries distinctively cheerful, 3-petaled flowers with bright yellow stamens. Blooms are arranged in clusters at the end of stems. Flowers open in the morning, close in the afternoon. Plants are heavy blooming throughout the summer and fall.
Commelina is a versatile, easy to grow plant 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 plants form tubers. These tubers can be lifted and stored for the winter like dahlias.
OUVERTURE BLUE Commelina
The flowers of Ouverture Blue commelina are a soothing shade of clear, violet blue. Plants grow 18-30″ tall. Fast to bloom, in just two months from seed.
OUVERTURE MIX Commelina
Ouverture Mix commelina blooms in cool shades of blue, white, lilac and violet purple. Plants grow 18-30″ tall. Flowers in just 2 months from seed.
SLEEPING BEAUTY Commelina
Sleeping Beauty commelina produces stunning, true blue flowers. Plants grow 18-24″ tall. Native to Mexico, introduced in 1732.
How to Plant Commelina Seeds
Sow Commelina seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 15-45 days. Transplant Commelina seedlings into the garden 12-18″ apart, after all danger of frost.
Growing Commelina: Full or part sun. Adapted to wet or dry soils. Commelina plants are low maintenance, will thrive in practically any garden location.