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Tradescantia species /Spider Wort

Tradescantia species  / Tradescantia species
Dark lavender flowers, foliage, and flower buds
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Dark lavender flowers, foliage, and flower buds

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Scientific Name: Tradescantia species
Common Name: Spider Wort
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: This perennial works well growing as a ground cover and in containers where the trailing growth can drape over the edges of the containers. Top growth cannot tolerate freezing temperatures but growth returns in spring in the Lower South.