Tradescantia x andersonia
Belonging to the Tradescantia genus, Spiderwort has a botanical name of Tradescantia x andersonia.
Groundcover grass, although fairly tall -about 18-36inches (40-90 cm)
Soil too rich or too damp will cause them to flop over. Prefers average, slightly moist soil.
The flowers have three petals.
Propagate by division every 3-4 years
*It is a flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally growing to a mature height of 90.0 cm (2.93 feet), Spiderwort grows with a ground covering habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer. Some varieties of Spiderwort you may like to consider growing are: Sweet kate, Osprey, Zwanenburg Blue, Innocence, and J. G. Wequelin.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Spiderwort is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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As this plant is a hybrid variety, seeds cannot be saved as they will be sterile, or will not come true to plant.Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Spiderwort so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Spiderwort so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Spiderwort plants:
Widow's tears, Day flower
Misspellings: Tradescantia andersoniana
13 Apr 2012
The previous owner had planted this. I thought it was a weed, at first, but I love the blue and white flowers. I can depend on ’em in July and August.