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
Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Blue-violet.
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.
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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Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 3 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Spiderwort is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).
See our list of companion Plants for Spiderwort to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
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 estimates for how long Spiderwort takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 15 days | Min 15 days | Max 15 days (1)
Average days | Min days | Max days (0)
Average 415 days | Min 336 days | Max 727 days (7)
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Misspellings: Tradescantia andersoniana
Finished spreading black cedar mulch. This bed is now done for this year (unless I find a hosta I can’t do without)
HollyBee about growing Spiderwort
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.
Silbennil about growing Spiderwort