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Commelina Genus

Blue spiderwort

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Commelina genus (Blue spiderwort). These are perennials, which are usually grown as annuals. There are about 225 species, some will grow upright others are creeping.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials

Other common names

Day flower, Widow's tears

Origin

S.America, Africa, Asia

Cultivation

They are frost hardy and will grow in a sunny sheltered position in fertile, well drained soil. Crowns should be lifted before the frosts and over-wintered in slightly moist. frost-free conditions.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds sown under glass or by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and vine weevils may be problematic.

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