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Commelina tuberosa


By Meanie

Commelina tuberosa (Commelina tuberosa)

This has proven to be hardy down to -8°c.

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A fab and intense colour!

4 Aug, 2015


They only last for a day but once they start they really put a show on!

4 Aug, 2015


Yes they do ! Gorgeous colour ...

4 Aug, 2015


They positively glow in the sun!

5 Aug, 2015


Thanks for naming this, we wondered what it was called? so it is fairly hardy then? no idea where ours came from, unless you sent me some? if you did thanks I love it....

7 Aug, 2015


I may have done (or seeds). Once the tubers are mature it is hardy enough. All mine have come back.

7 Aug, 2015


Thank you!

9 Aug, 2015


Your photos are always so crystal clear. It's a beautiful photo.

This plant flower reminds me too much of the horrible weed I have in my yard, Tradescantia fluminensis. It's in the same family and has the same flowers, the same color, also. I'm constantly pulling them out and mowing it down.

9 Aug, 2015



Whilst Tradescantia is hardy here it rarely becomes invasive .

9 Aug, 2015


Are you sure Tradescantia fluminensis doesn't grow wild there? Where it grows outside it becomes a horrible weed! (not unless it dies back in winter)

10 Aug, 2015


"Are you sure Tradescantia fluminensis doesn't grow wild there?"

Certain. Although it will form large clumps in the garden if happy I have yet to see one in the wild. It rarely sets seed here.

10 Aug, 2015


Okay, that's why, it rarely sets seed.

10 Aug, 2015

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