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A picture of a Climbing Dayflower

Climbing Dayflower

Commelina diffusa

Also known as

Spreading Dayflower

Commelina diffusa 2010-07-18 018 01 by 石川 Shihchuan (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Climbing Dayflower

A close up of a blue Commelina diffusa flower
Flowering specimen of Commelina diffusa Burm. f. with visiting pollinator in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China; photo taken at about noon; a specimen was taken with the collection number Layton 149.
A close up of a Commelina diffusa plant with green leaves and blue flowers
A close up of a blue Commelina diffusa flower and some green leaves

Climbing Dayflower Overview

Commelina diffusa is a clumping, perennial species commonly known by the names Climbing Dayflower or Spreading Dayflower because of their short flower lifespan and climbing, spreading habit. They are often grown as annuals in temperate regions and are considered annual weeds, they are also considered annual or perennial weeds in tropical locations. They produce flowers one at a time and these 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 Climbing Dayflower




Special features of Climbing Dayflower

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves