Tradescantia virginiana | Spiderwort, Spiderlily

This Spiderwort grows as a clump up to 2 feet high with arching to erect, grasslike leaves. Flowers live for one day only, but are profuse so provide a long-term show of color. Species flowers bloom in shades of violet and purple; selections are available in many other flower colors. It can reseed to become invasive. Canopy coverage: 3 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 2 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: purple, white, blue, pink, lavender

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: bees, butterflies