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Spiderwort

Botanical Name
Tradescantia spp.
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
9
Height
6 to 36 inches
Width
6 to 24 inches
Flowers
Late spring to mid summer: violet-purple, white, pink, red, blue, violet blue
Light
Full sun to shade - depends on species
Soil
Dry to moist to boggy - depends on species
Planting & Care
  • Can self seed in ideal conditions
  • Foliage declines by mid-summer and should be cut back
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Tradescantia virginiana - part to full shade, moist to boggy soils, 18 to 36 inches tall
  • T. ohiensis - full sun to part shade, dry to moist soils, 2 to 3 feet tall
  • Blue Stone - lavender blue flowers, yellow-green foliage, 16 inches tall
  • Jeannene - purple flowers, 20 inches tall

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