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PlantFiles: Tropical Spiderwort, Benghal Dayflower
Commelina benghalensis

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Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Commelina (kom-uh-LIN-uh) (Info)
Species: benghalensis (ben-gal-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:
Groundcovers
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative trackinsand On Sep 3, 2012, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

noxious weed that flowers underground and is resistant to round-up. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/AG/AG23000.pdf

Negative caron On Nov 25, 2004, caron from Woodland Park, CO (Zone 4b) wrote:

U.S. FEDERALLY LISTED NOXIOUS WEED.
Not allowed for import to the US and not allowed in any interstate or intrastate transportation without a specific permit from USDA APHIS PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine).

Regional...

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

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