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.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Arching, iris-like, dark green leaves.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Native
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Some parts poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|