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Tradescantia ohiensis

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More About Tradescantia ohiensis

  • Upright, tufted, clump forming perennial
  • Numerous buds form in a terminal cluster
  • Three petals form a triangular-shaped flower with hairy stamens
  • Blue to lavender blooms with contrasting, yellow stamens
  • Arching, lance-shaped, bluish-green foliage
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

75-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Ohio Spiderwort Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade. This species tolerates both full sun and full shade. Consistent moisture is a must in full sun to prevent leaf scorch, whereas fewer flowers may develop in dense shade. Naturally found on prairies, near wood margins, in meadows, along roadsides, or in waste areas.


Tradescantia ohiensis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Green (dark)
Blue

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge