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Spiderwort Red Grape

Glowing reddish purple, three-petaled flowers add a splash of brilliant color to shade gardens. Pretty grass-like foliage arches gracefully. (Tradescantia andersoniana)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 14-18" tall, 12-18" 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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Details
SKU 160PER3
Common Name Spiderwort
Botanical Name Tradescantia andersoniana
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 14-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" 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
Special Groups N/A
Foliage Gray-green grass like foliage.
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Containers, Borders, Extended Blooms
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Hybrids of a famous group of American wildflowers, the Spiderworts take on a new color with this stunning hybrid. As with all the 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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2.8

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5.0

ABSOLUTE STUNNER.BEAUTIFUL.STRONG.

By malange

from new york city, n.y.

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Pros

  • Beautieasy To Gro

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Spiderwort Red Grape:

      HONESTLY I'VE ALWAYS BEEN HAPPY WITH PLANT PACKAGING AND DELIVERY
      TIME, PLANTS ARRIVE VERY CLEAN, HEALTHY AND BURSTING
      WITH ENERGY. THEY'VE GROWN BEAUTIFULLY AND SO FAR ARE
      HEALTHY, AND SOOOO BEAUTIFUL ARE THESE SWEET LITTLE
      FLOWERS. I FIND THAT BY CUTTING THE SPENT FLOWER
      HEADS IS USEFUL IN KEEPING FOILAGE ERECT, MORE FLOWER
      HEADS AND BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ARE WAITING TO SHOW
      OFF.

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      4.0

      Doing well after a year

      By Plant Crazy

      from El Sobrante, CA

      Pros

      • Does Well In Pots

      Cons

      • Few Blooms 1st Year

      Best Uses

        Comments about Spiderwort Red Grape:

        Planted 6 in big pots a year ago to avoid feeding the gophers and didn't get many blooms. This year in May there are more blooms and the flowers are bigger. The leaves look a bit messy but love the flowers. The plants getting the most sun have more blooms. This area tends to be kind of cool but we've had some hot weather lately.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Leni

        from Tampa Bay, FL

        Comments about Spiderwort Red Grape:

        Out of 3 planted back in March (it's the end of May now; Zone 9)only one came up and is doing OK. Not thriving though. I think the heat is getting to it. Disappointing.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Only one of the red grape survived.

        By Roy

        from Milton-Freewater, (Wine Country), Oregon

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about Spiderwort Red Grape:

          I love the spiderwort plant. I have the purple and pink spiderwort both in my fish pond bog area and in my flower garden. It is like having iris' all summer. My plants are about six years old and very colorful. I thought a nice red would compliment the others. However, only one of the six is growing and produced nothing last year. The new pink variety all are growing and should be very colorful this year. They produced some flowers last year. They flower from early May to the frost in the fall. The red grape variety does not appear to be a healthy variety. Very disappointing to me as I really enjoy the spiderwort in the bog area. The purple variety works very well as a shallow water plant.

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