Seed comes from a Canadian trading partner, so I'm hopeful that this will prove hardy in our zone 6 garden. Each flower lasts a day.
|ordinary garden soil (not too dry, good drainage in winter)
|germinate at room temperature, do not exclude light
detailed seed-starting info below
I've no idea if this re-emerged from its roots or reseeded - but it came back for a second year. Last year's plants were puny, never worth taking a picture of. This time around, they still don't have much stature, but they show off their flowers nicely. The tiny flower wasp liked it, too!
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Jun 15, 2010
|I bought a weedy plant last year with 75%off its price tag. The label told me that it was a Commelina dianthifolia. I cut back the old leaves and put it in my polytunnel over winter. Come Spring...nothing . I thought I had lost it, This week ( 2nd week in June )it has just started to push thro` a very healthy green leaf. This plant obviously is a slow starter.
|Jul 29, 2010
|Your photo is of a Tradescantia x andersonii I think, not Commelina dianthifolia.
|Jul 29, 2010
|Sorry. I am wrong. Its not Tradescantia. But its reminiscent of it in the photo.
|Sep 06, 2010
|September 5th 2010 - Your web site helped me to positively identify the Birdbill Dayflower, Commelina Dianthifolia, spotted on the Lakeshore Trail along Prescott's (AZ) Mile-High Trail System this past Thursday. My picture is a slightly paler blue with the inner flower parts shown in greater detail. Thanks, DJ - PebbleCreek Hiking Club, Goodyear, AZ
|Oct 13, 2010
|It is a heavenly blue I bought it in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and it has bloomed day after day until 2/3 weeks ago and now looks dead. I've cut stem and leaves off and after reading your page I am heartened that it might sprout next June.
- Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F with light (89%G, 6-8d)
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