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Wild Spiderwort

This gorgeous woodland flower boasts unique, vivid purple flowers that are famous for having just three petals each. Wild Spiderwort was one of the treasures of the New World taken home by an early British Plant Explorer. (Tradescantia subaspera)

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 12-24" tall, 12-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 2TRADG
Common Name Wild Spiderwort
Botanical Name Tradescantia subaspera
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 12-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
The first name of this beautiful wildflower tells its story. It was discovered by John Tradescant, the British plant explorer who came to America early and and became very famous for the exotic plants of the New World that he took back home.

Spiderworts are moisture-lovers, with foliage a lot like that of an iris or Daylily, and the purple flowers are famous for having just three petals each. Today, they've been hybridized into all shades of purple, blue, pink and white, and are prized garden perennials. But many people think the original is still the most beautiful. A great plant for color in moist shade.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Blue Cardinal Flower

    Blue Cardinal Flower

  • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

    Astilbe japonica Deutschland

  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

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Disappointed

By szsicard

from MA

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        Comments about Wild Spiderwort:

        I love Spiderwort, and was excited to add these to my native plant garden in the fall of 2011, but sadly they never came up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Tiny Flowers

        By Denise

        from Upper Peninsula, MI

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        Pros

        • Very pretty

        Cons

        • Flowers are tiny

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wild Spiderwort:

          I didn't really know anything about the plant before I ordered it - the flowers are much smaller than I expected, maybe an inch or so in size, but there are also more of them than I thought - so it balances out. I'm still glad I bought it, I just need to think about moving it to a different place next year, as it didn't work as intended in my container garden.

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          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
          • Blue Cardinal Flower

            Blue Cardinal Flower

          • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

            Astilbe japonica Deutschland

          • White Trillium

            White Trillium

          Shipping

          Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest 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. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and 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) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
          • Blue Cardinal Flower

            Blue Cardinal Flower

          • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

            Astilbe japonica Deutschland

          • White Trillium

            White Trillium

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