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Virginia Spiderwort
Scientific Name: Tradescantia virginiana L.
Synonym: Tradescantia andersoniana
Family: Commelinaceae
Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia  virginiana)
Tradescantia virginiana, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 461.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 32F (0C).

Sun Exposure: Part shade to full shade, tolerates full sun

Origin: Eastern United States

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, clump forming, 1.5 to 3 feet tall (45-60 cm), 1 to 1.5 feet spread (30-45 cm); dark green leaves, up to 18 inches long (45 cm), 1 inch wide (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate wate, prefers acidic soils, tolerates wet soils

Propagation: Division, self-sows if the conditions are right, and can be invasive

Cut back after the plant has finished blooming, to promote new foliage and blossoms.

Blooming Habits:
Blue to violet-blue, rarely rose or white, flowers, lasting only a day, 0.75 to 1.5 inches (1.9-3.7 cm), from late spring to mid-summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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