SOLVED: Please help Id this

Plymouth, PA(Zone 5b)

Had this one in my yard for years and it spreads each year. The flowers only open for 1 day. Anyone know what it is?

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Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

The pic is a little fuzzy, but I'd bet it's Commelina communis (common name Asiatic Day Flower) - check out the PDB entry here:

Plymouth, PA(Zone 5b)

Thanks Go_vols But that doesnt look like its it.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

HI, It is spiderwort-tradescantia; each bud opens for a day, but you get splash of color for weeks, it can be cut back and get a fall bloom. I love it-have fuschia, different shades of purple and white. Some of my blooms this year are 1 1/2 inches across and doubled. If you don't like it, dig it out before it goes to seed.

Ace, TX(Zone 8a)

Looks like spiderwort to me too. Hey Marcia I would love to get my hands on some fushia and white, if you ever offer any up for trade let me know.

Plymouth, PA(Zone 5b)

Hi Marcia

That sounds like its it.. I LOVE this plant. I didnt know about cutting it back to get it to rebloom in the fall can you tell me more about how to do that. I too would love some of your Fushia & white if you ever have extras.
thanks again

Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

My DIL call this the Trinity plant. I call it Spiderwort, it's is always so bright & cheery in the mornings.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

I cut mine down to the ground after the last of the bloom- it is looking pretty bedragged by then. Soon you will see new shoots coming up. I will not have any white to trade for a long time, does not seem to spread very well and am waiting to fill the one fuschia trade. May have more of that in the fall or next spring for sure.

Silver Lake, OH(Zone 5b)

My father called this plant Moses in the Bulrushes. We had it all over our yard and in the yard of the house I owned in the middle of the city. I, too love it and had many colors of it... I'd love to haVe some more sometime!

Put me on the list if you'd like to share.


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