Tradescantia virginiana

Virginia Spiderwort

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Spiderwort is a perennial resembling the houseplant Wandering Jew. Clumps of grassy, strap-like leaves grow to 3 feet and are topped by clusters of blue or purple flowers during early- to mid-summer. The 1-inch, 3-petaled, triangular flowers open in the morning and dissolve away in the afternoon leaving no mess. Spiderwort can take full sun or partial shade in average soil. It will grow rampantly in moist soil and tolerates anything except drought. After flowering the foliage may sprawl and look untidy, at which time you might cut it down to the ground to rejuvenate it. We like Spiderwort with Sundrops and White Beard-tongue.



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Pot Size

full quart


24 to 36, 36 or taller




Flower Color

Rose, Violet, Lavender,

Purple, Blue

Bloom Time

Mid summer, Early summer,

Late summer



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8