Commelina coelestis 'Alba'

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

Vigorous and clump forming with bright white flowers from June to September. Not often offered in the UK, but quite hardy.

White version of the more common Blue Spiderwort. Each flower lasts just a day, but more follow to replace them. A real gem.

Works well in the border, on-masse as ground cover, or planted within a wildflower meadow scheme.

Height: 50cm

Myth and Folklore

An infusion of the plant was used by Keres people as a strengthener for weakened tuberculosis patients. The Ramah Navajo give an infusion to livestock as an aphrodisiac.

Common name(s): White Spiderwort

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.