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Commelina dianthifoliaBird-bill Day Flower, Widow's Tears

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Height Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Spread Up to 45cm (17.7in)

Hardy Perennial

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Description

A very rare plant indeed. This is one of the few plants with such intense blue flowers and that will also perform well in the garden. Flowering in its first year with 2.5cm (1in) gentian blue flowers, it then produces tubers and springs back to life the following year with an unceasing display of blooms. Wonderful in containers, rock gardens and the border (regardless of soil conditions). Hardy down to -8/-10C. Flowers summer. Height 15-30cm (6-12in.)

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1 packet (25 commelina seeds) (TX01421)

Sowing
Sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in good seed sowing compost from mid January to mid March. Germination can take 1-3 months at 16-18C (60-65F), after sowing seal the seed container inside a polythene bag to ensure that the compost stays moist but never saturated. After germination lower the temperature to 16C (60F).

When large enough to handle transplant the seedlings to 7.5cm (3in) pots. Later harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed 30cm (12in) apart in full sun. Prefers a moist, well drained soil. The seeds can also be sown in autumn in a greenhouse and over wintered. This makes better sized plants for planting out the next spring. The young seedlings usually die back as winter sets in and re-emerge in the early spring.

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On heavy soils or soils that lie wet in winter, lift the tubers and store like Dahlias.

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