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Bird-Bill Day Flower

Commelina tuberosa

Also known as

Widow's Tears, Dayflower, Day Flower

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Bird-Bill Day Flower

 Comméline tubéreuse
A green leaved Commelina tuberosa plant with a blue flower

Bird-Bill Day Flower Overview

Commelina tuberosa is a clumping, rhizomatous, perennial species commonly known by the name Dayflower because of their short flower lifespan. They are often grown as annuals, producing flowers one at a time, that last for a short time. The flowers are small, 3-petalled, blue, saucer-shaped and encased in a spathe-like modified leaf structure. Flower structure is only symmetrical in one plane, with the petals differing in size and shape across the flower, with two larger top petals and a reduced lower petal.

How to propagate Bird-Bill Day Flower

Seed

Division

Cuttings

Special features of Bird-Bill Day Flower

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers