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Commelina virginica

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Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Commelina (kom-uh-LIN-uh) (Info)
Species: virginica (vir-JIN-ih-kuh) (Info)

Synonym:Commelina deficiens
Synonym:Commelina longifolia

Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Terry On Jul 11, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A fairly rare plant native to the southeastern U.S., Commelina virginica is sometimes mistaken for Tradescantia fluminensis, a non-native and invasive plant in the same family.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bentonville, Arkansas
Chicago, Illinois
Sturgis, Mississippi
Williamsfield, Ohio



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