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Spiderwort Concord Grape

Bluish-green, grass-like foliage is topped by three-petaled flowers in a rich, purple hue with contrasting yellow stamens. Prefers moist soil. (Tradescantia andersoniana)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 15-18" tall, 16-20" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Purple Spiderwort Concord Grape, Tradescantia andersoniana, Spiderwort
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Common Name Spiderwort
Botanical Name Tradescantia andersoniana
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 16-20" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Frosted blue-green grass like foliage
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Containers, Native, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
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A hybrid of a famous North American wildflower, this Spiderwort is a lovely reddish purple. As with all Spiderworts, it is best planted in a somewhat shaded moist spot.

The Story of the Spiderworts and John Tradescant. The Spiderworts common name is obvious; the blooms look somewhat like spiders. (Wort simply means plant or root in Latin.) But the botanical name is more interesting.

These flowers are named Tradescantia after two very interesting Englishmen, a father and son, of the Elizabethan Age. John Tradescant, the Elder was a royal gardener and became very famous for his travels and exotic plants he brought home from the Continent. His son traveled much further. Even though he died in 1662, only 42 years after the Pilgrims arrived, he managed three different trips to Virginia. He introduced the North American Tulip Tree and other plants to Europe, but he and his father are immortalized forever in these beautiful American wildflowers. There are several wild species of Tradescantias in eastern America, with flowers ranging from blue to pink to white. All have the distinctive three-petaled form, and all are plants of wet places. Most hybrids today are created from crossing T. virginiana, the common blue Spiderwort, with other species in the group.

The Museum of Garden History in England celebrates the Tradescants, their travels, and their collections. You can visit their website and read even more: Click here to visit the Museum of Garden History.

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not much growth


from Flagstaff

Comments about American Meadows Spiderwort Concord Grape:

only put one small stem up over the summer.........


love the color


from Keswick, VA

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors


    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Spiderwort Concord Grape:

    This is a hardy plant which has survived a hot, dry summer. It has remained compact, unlike other spiderworts that I have had in the past

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Love these plants


    from Jackson, OH

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy


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        Comments about American Meadows Spiderwort Concord Grape:

        I ordered six of these plants last Spring, and thinking I would move into a new home shortly, planted them in pots until they could find their permanent home. I didn't move into a new home until August and never got around to planting these lovely plants. I left the pots out all winter and was very delighted when they came up again. Two of the six plants didn't make it, but the other four are doing very well. The flowers are so beautiful.

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        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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