Beautiful and valuable, this lovely plant opens its three-petalled flowers in that flowerless gap, from July to September. It is quite easy to identify with its reddish sheath pubescence and its rhizomes. In the wild it inhabits the southern half of Missouri and is most common in the boot heel of the state where it thrives in wet places, especially along swamps and rivers.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Virginia dayflower, Commelina deficiens, Commelina longifolia
Packet Content:10 (Approx)