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Spiderwort Hybrids - Tradescantia X andersoniana
In southern areas, plants can be cut back after blooming to provide a second flush later in the season.The species are typically blue, but white and pink forms are known in the wild.
California
El Segundo
The Black and White Sheep of the Wandering Jew Family
Spiderwort family members have several traits in common. Many of them are cultivated ornamentals, but others are landscape thugs that we avoid and attempt to banish from our gardens.
California
El Segundo
Wandering Jew - The Shades Of Its Succulence
When I began researching these plants I was surprised to learn that they are actually members of the spiderwort family. There are actually several plants known by this common name.
California
El Segundo
A Summer Treasure Hunt
Each morning I am drawn outdoors by the call of the precious and unique, afraid of missing it but enraptured in the wonder of it all.Two problems, one solution: Houseplants fill your outside containers for summer
California
El Segundo
Can This Purple Heart Plant Be Saved?
And drama, it dismayed me to witness what appeared to be a Purple Heart breathing its last gasp when I began my new "old" job last winter. But since I had potted up their older brother a few weeks before, perhaps a new plant could be made from the new...
California
El Segundo
Spiderwebs, Spiderwort, and Aunt Bett
After we filled our little paper bags, and then the big burlap sack with all we needed, we always washed our hands in the little stream that ran cold down the mountain. How could she do that to my favorite blue flower?
California
El Segundo
Tradescantia Zwanenburg
Prices start at : 71.50 USD / Plant/25 Count

The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. Triangular, blue-violet blossoms with sulphur-yellow stamens. Each 1-2 inch wide, 3-petaled flower only lasts for one day, but the plants have lots of buds, extending the bloom time up to...
New York
Rochester
Tradescantia Amethyst Kiss
Prices start at : 77.20 USD / Plant/25 Count

One of the longest blooming Tradescantia's we've seen! This selection produces large clusters of sizeable, periwinkle blue flowers accented with yellow tipped stamens from early summer to fall, still blooming long after others are spent for the season.
New York
Rochester
Tradescantia Concord Grape
Prices start at : 71.50 USD / Plant/25 Count

This cultivar has frosted blue-green foliage which remains compact, making it attractive both in bloom and out. Triangular, concord grape blossoms with sulphur yellow stamens. Each 1.5 inch wide, 3-petaled flower only lasts for one day, but the plants...
New York
Rochester
Tradescantia Red Cloud
Prices start at : 71.50 USD / Plant/25 Count

The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. Triangular, rose-purple blossoms. Each 1-2 inch wide, 3-petaled flower only lasts for one day, but the plants have lots of buds, extending the bloom time up to eight weeks.
New York
Rochester
Tradescantia Charlottes Web
Prices start at : 196.42 USD / Liner/72 Tray

‘Charlotte's Web' excelled from spring until fall, outperforming ‘Sweet Kate' and all others in sun tolerance. Finally—a gold foliage Spiderwort that doesn't burn in sun! This native cultivar stood up to the test in our full sun trials here at Walters...
New York
Rochester
Blushing Bride Tradescantia
Prices start at : 7.49 USD / each

Deer resistant. Variegated foliage just adds to the color. Attracts butterflies. The Blushing Bride Tradescantias are delicate plants that are among the best performers in poor soil conditions.
  • Plant Lighting: Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade
  • Genus: Tradescantia 'Blushing Bride'
  • Max Height (feet): 12-18"
  • Zones: 4-9
Illinois
Bloomington
Tradescantia Sweet Kate
Prices start at : 19.95 USD / 1 Gal

The purple iris like flowers are striking against the gold foliage. Sweet Kate has brilliant gold foliage that will brighten any shady spot. Use this native shade lover in open woodland gardens or along streams or ponds.
Maryland
Bowie
Blueberry Sundae Spiderwort, Tradescantia
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Flowering begins in earnest in spring and continues well into summer. Cutting the entire plant back to near the ground after flowering is completed in summer mayhelppromote fall flowering.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
  • Deer Resistance: Not Likely to be Bothered
  • Soil & Moisture: Moist to average moist, well-draining, moderately fertile to poor soils.
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Louisiana
Merryville
Cobweb Spiderwort (Tradescantia sillamontana)
Prices start at : 14.95 USD / 4" Pot Size

It's often used as a ground cover in frost free areas but does just as well in a pot on a windowsill or patio or even as a filler for summer containers. A native of Mexico, this dryland species makes a great plant for neglectful watering.
  • Sun Requirement: Partial Sun, Shade
  • Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Plant Type: Easy Grower
  • Grows to: 6-8"
Connecticut
Danielson
Red Grape Spiderwort, Tradescantia
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Red Grape Spiderwort produces up to 1-1/2" wide, dark fuchsia pink flowers atop loads of sturdy stems and blue-green foliage in spring and summer. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved.
  • Grows To: 16-24''H x 24-36''W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Deer Resistance: Not Likely to be Bothered
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Louisiana
Merryville
Sweet Kate Spiderwort, Tradescantia
Prices start at : 5.99 USD

Spiderwort is a clump forming perennial that produces a mass of narrow, strap-like foliage topped by flowers ranging in color from deep royal purples, through blues, pinks, white, and with variegated flower forms as well.
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Louisiana
Merryville
Mac\'s Double Purple Spiderwort, Tradescantia, Lady\'s Tears
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Spiderwort is a clump forming perennial that produces a mass of narrow, strap-like foliage topped by flowers ranging in color from deep royal purples, through blues, pinks, white, and with variegated flower forms as well.
  • Soil & Moisture: Moist to average moist, well-draining, moderately fertile to poor soils.
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Native To / Origin: Gardens
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Louisiana
Merryville
Moses in the Cradle ‘Sitara\'s Gold\' (Tradescantia spathacea)
Prices start at : 19.95 USD / 4" Pot Size

For best growth and color give it bright indirect light or a little morning or afternoon sun. Moses in the Cradle ‘Sitara's Gold' (Tradescantia spathacea) This resilient indoor container plant is found in several color forms and ‘Sitara's Gold' brings...
  • Plant Type: Easy Grower
  • Minimum Temperature Indoors: 60
  • Hardiness Zone: 10
Connecticut
Danielson
Variegated Moses in the Cradle (Tradescantia spathacea variegata)
Prices start at : 18.95 USD / 4" Pot Size

This tri-color form is slower growing than the green or bi-colored cultivars yet just as resilient. Mature plants form dense branching specimens that can be maintained in tight containers with ease.
  • Plant Type: Easy Grower
  • Grows to: 8-10"
  • Minimum Temperature Indoors: 55
Connecticut
Danielson
Double Blue Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena Tradescantia, Lady\'s Tears
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

A rare form of Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena produces clusters of deep purplish blue double to single, 1 1/2" wide flowers held atop numerous sturdy stems beginning in late spring and continuing throughout summer.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
  • Deer Resistance: Not Likely to be Bothered
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Soil & Moisture: Moist to average moist, well-draining, moderately fertile to poor soils.
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Louisiana
Merryville
Ohio Spiderwort Seeds
Prices start at : 3.95 USD / Packet

Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms.
  • Seed Life Cycle: Perennials
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Is It Storable?: Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
  • Mature Height: 24-36" tall
  • Ideal Region: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
  • Non-GMO: Yes
Vermont
Shelburne
Shade Garden Kit
Prices start at : 59.99 USD / 1

We've selected a mix of plants that will provide blooms from mid spring to fall. It contains all the perennials you need to fill a 4'x8' flowerbed. A planting diagram is included in the box .
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, enriched soil.
  • Zone: 5 - 8
  • Light Required: Full shade to partial shade.
Indiana
Greendale
List of Plants With Purple & Green Leaves
Persian Shield prefers morning sun and afternoon shade. Coleus roots easily by placing cuttings in water.The foliage is the main attraction of Tradescantia.A beautiful groundcover with purple and olive green striped foliage is Tradescantia, sometimes...
California
Santa Monica
Blue Ohio Spiderwort, Bluejacket, Common Spiderwort
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Small clusters of 3 petaled purple flowers sit atop smooth sturdy blue green stems on this clump forming native perennial that begins flowering in early spring and may continue well into mid-summer.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Soil & Moisture: Moist to average moist to semi-dry, well-draining, moderately fertile to poor soils.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Deer Resistance: Not Likely to be Bothered
Louisiana
Merryville
The Best Flowers to Plant in Virginia
At 3 to 4 feet tall, "Pee Wee" oak leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia "Pee Wee," USDA zones 5 through 9) is hardy throughout Virginia, providing cone-shaped white flowerheads in early summer.
California
Santa Monica
Wandering Jew Plant
Prices start at : 8.95 USD / 4"

Northern or eastern facing windows would keep the colors intense on this plant. Zebrina means zebra-striped. Tradescantia zebrina is the Latin name for Wandering Jew. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Wandering Jew indoors or outdoors.
Maryland
Bowie
How to Cold-stratify Seeds
Stir the seed mixture to aerate it. The natural freezing and thawing cycle of winter will provide sufficient water seeds and breaks seed dormancy.Whether you cold-stratify seeds in a refrigerator or with an outdoor method, seeds that require cold stratification...
California
Santa Monica
Plant Care for Moses-in-the-Cradle
Control these by spraying with ready-to-useWear long sleeves, long pants, gloves and eye protection when spraying plants. You can give the plant a boost by mixing a 1- to 2-inch layer of compost into its soil each spring, but do this carefully to avoid...
California
Santa Monica