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Tradescantia virginiana /Spiderwort

Tradescantia virginiana  / Tradescantia virginiana
Spring flowers and foliage
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Spring flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Tradescantia virginiana
Common Name: Spiderwort
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink, Blue, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This perennial often escapes cultivation and grows in places where growth needs to be checked. There are some special selections that produce large flowers and blooms over an extended period. It tolerates a very wide range of growing conditions from wet to dry soils and full sunlight to rather heavy shade. Stems are terminated with a bundle of floral buds that open over a rather long period in the spring to early summer. Foliage persists for most of the year.