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Spiderwort Amethyst Kiss

Large, rich-purple blooms add dramatic color to the summer garden and attract butterflies. Amethyst Kiss prefers full sun and is deer resistant. (Tradescantia)

Item Size

Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

Price: $13.95

Sale: $6.98

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Full Sun
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 ASL4T31
Common Name Spiderwort
Botanical Name Tradescantia
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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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5.0

perfect in every way!

By Patty Cake

from West Bend Wisconsin

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        Comments about Spiderwort Amethyst Kiss:

        Timely delivery.
        Great flower.

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        This is a weed!

        By Amos*bee

        from Mobile, AL

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          • Cannot Get Rid Of It
          • Shows Up Everywhere

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            Comments about Spiderwort Amethyst Kiss:

            I am dismayed that this plant is showing up in garden centers and gardening catalogs. It is a tough, hardy weed that blooms in Spring and pops up all over my yard and my neighbors' yards year after year. It cannot be contained.

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            Shipping

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

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            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

            Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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