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

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Tradescantia virginiana, Tradescantia x andersoniana

Virginia Spiderwort, Lady's Tears
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: North America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This group of hybrids covers a range of plants formerly listed under Tradescantia x andersoniana or Tradescantia virginiana. They are mainly low-growing perennials with fleshy, strap-like leaves.

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.

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