Commelina tuberosa (Coelestis)

Commelina tuberosa (Coelestis)


10 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.


Commelina tuberosa is a perennial growing to 1m by 0.3 m with dazzling bright blue flowers during autumn. In needs full sun and well drained soil.   It is a very hardy long-lived plant which increases steadily into a solid clump. blooms the first year from seed and has a succession of bright blue flowers emerging one per day from a clasped like sheath. Flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon.


Sow seeds in a light potting mix and cover with approximately 2mm of soil.  Ideal germination is 15 to 20C with seeds usually germinating in 4 to 5 weeks.  Prick the seedlings out into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts.


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