PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Commelina dianthifolia
Bird-bill Day Flower, Widow's Tears
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Type/Hardiness Tuberous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period
Height 6-8in/15-20cm
Light preference Sun, part shade
Soil preference Moist, well-drained
Sowing time/depth Early spring, 0.1in/1.5mm
One of my most exciting finds of 2016! This little-known plant is fully hardy when planted in well-drained soil, where over time it naturalises to produce drifts. One-inch diameter, striking gentian-blue flowers rise from attractive, rich-green foliage from mid-summer. The flowers fade by the afternoon, but are replaced daily by fresh blooms. A small plant that is best planted either at the front of the border or in containers.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow under glass, 1.5mm deep in good quality compost in early spring. Germination can be slow and erratic, but usually takes 30-90 days. When large enough to handle transplant seedlings into individual pots. Later harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed in moist, well drained soil.
Seed
1 packet - 40 seeds approx £2.25

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