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Tradescantia virginiana

Virginia spiderwort

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
1.5-3'
1-1.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Spider Lily

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-July
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Average, Adaptable
Soil Preference
Moist, humus-rich
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Prairies, thickets, edges of rocky open woods, cliffs, woodlands, limestone outcrops
Maine to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Black eyed susan,Little bluestem,Butterfly weed
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Pair with late-blooming perennials

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