Tradescantia ohiensis

Common name: Ohio Spiderwort

Native plant

Ohio Spiderwort is a very common plant throughout Illinois.  It can grow in nearly all conditions, but prefers drier soils and full sun.  Its flowers are a striking, deep violet, and they bloom late spring to early summer for 1-2 months.  Because each plant rarely has more than one flower in bloom at a time, this plant has its best displays when planted in groups.  Flowering stalks tend to flop over after blooming.  Cutting stems back can encourage fall blooms under the right conditions.

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Pint

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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Environment

Lightly compacted soils, Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant, Floodplain

Growth form

Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Fast
Flower color
Violet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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