Tradescantia virginiana

Widow's Tears, Tradescantia andersoniana, Virginia Spiderwort

Vigorous perennials grown for their white, pink or blue flowers, each Spiderwort stalk holds many buds which each open only for one day. Flowers bloom all summer. Used as a ground cover, but can be invasive. Good in pots or hanging containers. Shear untidiness to encourage more flowers. Plant in part sun in hot areas and give ample water. Also sold as Tradescantia virginiana, plants are available in spring in containers.
Tradescantia virginiana, Widow's Tears, Tradescantia andersoniana, Virginia Spiderwort
The lower parts of the deep green, 1-foot-long, straplike leaves wrap around the stems for a coarse grass look. Grows in a tangled sprawl. Flowers usually purple, but may be white, blue, pink, or red.

Attributes - Tradescantia virginiana

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Container Plants, Fragrant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Scales, Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Tradescantia andersoniana, Tradescantia andersoniana 'Pauline', Tradescantia andersoniana 'Red Cloud', Tradescantia andersoniana 'Snow Cap'
 
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