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Spiderwort Morning Grace

SKU: AM015128
$13.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
Spiderwort Morning Grace boasts extended blooms and adds graceful color to the late season garden, blooming mid summer through frost. It is low-growing and delicate, making it the perfect candidate for the front of the garden. Light purple blooms attract pollinators to the garden and make for elegant summer bouquets. A dependable perennial, this Spiderwort returns to the garden each year and requires little care once established. Blooms usually open during the day with sunlight and close in the evening hours. This groundcover is deer resistant and prefers as much sun as possible.
key features
Botanical Name
Tradescantia callisia rosea
Advantages
Native, Deer Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
6-10" tall
Mature Spread
4-6" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall

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.