This uncommon annual bears beautiful blue flowers in mid- to late summer, with green leaves that are showily striped with varying amounts of white. (Yes, “aureostriata” would make you think the leaves have gold stripes, but they are definitely white.) Left unsupported, the plants reach about 1 foot tall but spread wider as the stems sprawl and take root where they touch the ground. If there is a taller companion nearby, the stems may wind up through it and reach several feet tall. Full sun to partial shade. Annual.
I recommend these seeds only for serious collectors of variegated plants or weird weeds. Variegated Asiatic dayflower self-sows freely and may produce solid green seedlings: remove these as soon as you see them or you may end up with a patch of the ordinary (weedy) species in following years. The species Commelina communis is considered invasive in some areas, so I encourage you to research its suitability for your site, region, and climate before ordering. Even the variegated plants can produce lots of seedlings, to the point that you’ll be pulling some of them out in following years.
Collected in August through October 2020. At least 10 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.