Commelina dianthifolia 'Electric Blue'

Commelina dianthifolia 'Electric Blue' Photo cropped from original on wikimedia commons

This little chap always gives me a shock because I forget it's there. It disappears underground when dormant and then suddenly I get electric blue flowers appearing at the edge of the bed in mid Summer. It's curious looking with hooded flowers but has bright yellow stamens and keeps going into autumn. It's a slightly tender, tuberous perennial but seems to be tough enough.

Additional Info

  • Name: Commelina
  • Type: dianthifolia
  • Variety: 'Electric Blue'
  • Colour: Electric blue
  • Bed: Pink
  • Failed: No
  • Year: 2009