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Commelina dianthifolia

 
Commelina dianthifolia

Common name birdbill dayflower
Family commelinaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7?)
Flowers blue
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry, good drainage in winter)
From seed germinate at room temperature, do not exclude light
detailed seed-starting info below

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.
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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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F with light (89%G, 6-8d)


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