Commelina tuberosa coelestis

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Blue

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

An attractive Mexican plant introduced in 1650. Broad grassy leaves and three-petalled flowers of the most exquisite blue throughout late summer. Hardy if not exposed and in well drained soil. 

Forms a good clump and makes a very attractive front of border plant.

Height and spread: 45cm x 30cm

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): Blue 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.