PLANT OF THE MONTH

EDP Norfolk - - GARDEN GUIDE -

Com­ma­lina tuberosa Coe­lestis group This at­trac­tive lit­tle tuber­ous peren­nial from Mex­ico is one of the de­lights of the sum­mer bor­der. It has small but vivid blue flow­ers which are un­ri­valled for colour and are car­ried through­out the sum­mer into early au­tumn. It’s a hardy peren­nial but thrives in a warm, sunny po­si­tion in any rea­son­ably well-drained soil soon re­seed­ing, if al­lowed, mak­ing up a good clump. In cold ar­eas the plants can be given a mulch to give the tu­bers a lit­tle added win­ter protection.

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