Height: 12-24" (30-60cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue ____________________________________
Subclass: Monocotyledonae (Monocotyledons) Superorder: Commelinidae (Spiderwort Superorder) Order: Commelinales (Spiderwort Order) Family: Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family) Genus: Commelina (Day Flower) Species: coelestis (blue) ____________________________________
Commelina coelestis is a leafy perennial plant reaching around two feet high, with fleshy leaves, fleshy roots and small clusters of brilliant blue flowers with three rounded petals and prominent yellow stamens in late summer and into autumn.
It is easily grown from seed, and often self-seeds, and flowers in its first year.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds sit on top of the curled calyx.
Seed The seeds are large fleshy dark brown balls, but they often roll from the calyx while they are
still green. There are few seeds from each flower.
Seedling The single seedleaf is short, wide and fleshy.
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