BIRDBILL DAY FLOWER Commelina coelestis

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Birdbill dayflower is in the spiderwort family (Commelinaceae). The two most common genera in North America are Commelina (the dayflowers) and Tradescantia (the spiderworts).

The flowers of all dayflowers are blue, often a lovely pastel. Birdbill dayflower grows in rocky soils in woodland and forest openings. While many of the dayflowers grow in wet soils, birdbill dayflower grows on relatively dry well drained slopes. Plants thrive with the onset of summer rains.

Type: Hardy perennial

Height: 30-45 cm, 12-16"

Hardiness zones: 8-11

Location: Full sun or part shade (woodland)

Note: Ornamental use only. This plant species is poisonous.

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Soak seeds for 24 hours before planting. Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds under the surface of your growing medium, completely covered, as light can prevent germination. Place your container in a cool room for germination (65-70F). Germination can take several weeks.

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