Ohio Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

The bright blue flowers of Ohio Spiderwort bloom for an extended period from late spring into midsummer. The blue-green grass-like foliage and upright form are attractive in any garden or meadow. Spiderworts bloom profusely in the morning and early …

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SKU
39350-03 / 19350
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 8,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $12.00
1/2 Oz $18.00
Oz $30.00
Lb $450.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 2' - 4'
Bloom Color Lavender, Blue
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Pollinators
Seeds per Oz 8000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 90 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

The bright blue flowers of Ohio Spiderwort bloom for an extended period from late spring into midsummer. The blue-green grass-like foliage and upright form are attractive in any garden or meadow. Spiderworts bloom profusely in the morning and early parts of the day, and then close-up in the heat of the afternoon, unless it is cloudy or cooler. This conserves energy and allows the plant to continue to flower over a longer period. Plant Ohio Spiderwort along with Smooth Penstemon for a fantastic bloom combination. Include some later-blooming prairie flowers and grasses near by, as the late summer foliage of Spiderwort tends to look a little worn.

Also known as Bluejacket, Tradescantia ohiensis will tolerate very light shade, but flowers best in full sun. Very adaptable and easy to grow in a wide range of soils, it will self-seed readily under ideal circumstances. Plants can be cut back to 6 inches high in late summer when the foliage starts to decline, which will help minimize the self-seeding, as well. Mature clumps can be divided every few years.