Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Scurvy Weed, Creeping Christian
Commelina cyanea

bookmark
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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #1 of Commelina cyanea by kennedyh

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #2 of Commelina cyanea by kennedyh

By ginger749
Thumbnail #3 of Commelina cyanea by ginger749

By ginger749
Thumbnail #4 of Commelina cyanea by ginger749

By ginger749
Thumbnail #5 of Commelina cyanea by ginger749

By ginger749
Thumbnail #6 of Commelina cyanea by ginger749

By ginger749
Thumbnail #7 of Commelina cyanea by ginger749

There are a total of 10 photos.
Click here to view them all!

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
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



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America