Dayflower

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Dayflower

Commelina erecta
Dayflower, Widow’s tears
1

3 feet
1

3 feet
Much of the Eastern U.S. west to Arizona and Colorado
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds

About This Plant

Mounding perennial with soft stems up to 3 feet tall if supported by other material. Small sky-blue flowers appear in the spring, summer, and fall when temperatures and moisture allow. This is a common plant in shady areas throughout Bexar County including parks and lawns. While often overlooked, it has wildlife benefits: bees pollinate the flowers and granivorous birds eat the seeds. Consider protecting plants that may volunteer in your own landscape. Dayflower isn’t commonly sold in nurseries, but it often pops up on its own in unoccupied garden pots.

Maintenance

Dayflower requires little to no maintenance.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
1-3' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Blue
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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