Plants By Type
Purple Spiderwort – Tradescantia Virginiana
Purple Spiderwort can also grow in sandy soils and can be seen a lot in the coastal regions.
Purple Spiderwort will be a simple plant to grow and care for. This plant will add a great touch and will look good when plants in any natural area. This plant will have beautiful purple blooms and will usually bloom in spring and summer months. Growing up to 36 inches tall and loves soils that offer medium moister. They also love fully shaded and partially shaded areas. This plant will can grow up to 20 flowers per each plant and will look amazing. Wildflower gardeners have a wide range of favorites, among these flowers is the Spider Wort. With the little care and no real difficulties, this flower adds something special to the garden. It may have gotten it name because it likes to hang upside down, like a spider. It may be because it was once used to treat spider bites. No one knows for sure. The flower bloom itself is made up of three purple to blue petals with bright yellow stamens in the middle. However, pink, white or red petals have also been seen. The flowers last only a short time, with a lifespan of one day, opening in the morning and closing in the evening. Despite their short lives, many more will continue to bloom for up to 6 weeks in the summer. Leaves look like grass and can grow as much as 2 feet in length. They arch downward as well. Because it grows in clumps, this is ideal for planting in borders, edges, or even containers. It can be grown indoors if needed. They do best in zones 4 through 9. Usually, Spiderworts are usually grown in moist, well-drained soils that are slightly acidic even though they are very tolerating to other conditions. Partial soil is ideal but can be grown in sunny areas if the soil remains moist. Spiderworts can be propagated by dividing the plant, planting seeds or starting from cuttings. Summer or fall stem cuttings will root themselves easily in the soil. After the last flowering occurs, the plants can be cut back to help prepare it for its next blooming season and also as a prevention for reseeding. Spiderwort should be divided every few years in the springtime, as the plant has vigorous growth. It has both medicinal uses and qualities that make it edible.