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Commelina coelestis (Blue spiderwort)

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1-2 years
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Botanical name: Commelina coelestis

Other names: Blue spiderwort, Day flower

Genus: Commelina

Species: C. coelestis - C. coelestis is a fast-growing, upright, herbaceous perennial. It has mid-green, lance-shaped leaves and throughout summer, bears bright blue flowers, each lasting only a day.

Commelina coelestis is: Deciduous

Flower: Bright-blue in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in Summer

Habit: Upright

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Specific pests: Slugs

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to

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Commelina coelestis (Blue spiderwort) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in free draining soil in a sunny position. May survive frosts in milder areas, elsewhere lift before winter or cover with a thick mulch.

Soil type: Chalky, Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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