Tradescantia 'Osprey'

Osprey Spiderwort

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

Plant Description

Osprey Spiderwort is a perennial resembling the houseplant Wandering Jew. Clumps of grassy, strap-like leaves grow to 2 to 3 feet and are topped by clusters of large white flowers with feathery blue stamens 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

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


full quart


12 to 24, 24 to 36


Flower Color

White/whitish, Blue

Bloom Time

Mid summer




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