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Commelina cyanea

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Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Commelina (kom-uh-LIN-uh) (Info)
Species: cyanea (sy-AN-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral beebeebabyblue On Sep 11, 2013, beebeebabyblue from Shelbyville, MI wrote:

Last year this mystery plant started growing in the stone strip on the south side of the house. I thought somehow a wandering jew house plant had seeded itself, but I haven't had one of those in decades. This year it has flourished and has clearly become invasive.

So I just googled "weed that looks like wandering jew with blue flowers" - and here I am! Now my plant has a name!

It's joining the myrtle, honeysuckle, and (yes) occasional poison ivy vines that are going crazy down there.

So, what do I do? Let it grow, or get out the Roundup??

Regional...

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

Rockford, Michigan
Atkinson, New Hampshire
Ardmore, Tennessee



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