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Tradescantia virginiana, Tradescantia x andersoniana, Virginia Spiderwort, Lady's Tears

Tradescantia virginiana, Tradescantia x andersoniana

Virginia Spiderwort, Lady's Tears
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: North America
USDA Zone: 4-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tradescantia virginiana (Virginia Spiderwort) is a beautiful, versatile, groundcover native to North America. An attractive garden plant, it grows in a wide range of soil types and climates. Growing up to 2ft in height, the plant is vibrant and lush with medium green, lance-shaped leaves.

Blooming in late spring or early summer, Tradescantia virginiana produces stunning pink, white, off-white, blue, lavender, and purple flowers that create a mesmerizing display. Being low-maintenance, they are ideal for beginner gardeners looking to add a bit of color to their garden.

When it comes to the care of a Tradescantia virginiana, it's important to give it the right environment. This plant thrives in well-drained soils and will do best in either full sun or semi-shade. Water your Tradescantia regularly to keep them looking and growing their best.

When it comes to cold hardiness, Tradescantia virginiana is grown in USDA zones 4-9. For growing in colder regions where frost and snow are common, it is best to pot your Tradescantia and to move it indoors or to a sheltered area over winter.

These plants are very tolerant and easy to grow with a little extra care and attention. With the right conditions, they can provide your garden with an abundance of beauty and color during the summer months. Tradescantia virginiana is an ideal choice for any gardener looking to create a breathtaking landscape.


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