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Spiderwort

Tradescantia andersoniana 'Concord Grape'

Three petaled blooms in deep violet adorn this compact plant with frosted blue-green grass-like foliage.

Xerces Society - special value to native bees. This American hybrid selection has beautiful narrow foliage in a unique steel-blue shade, forming a compact mound that is studded with a summer-long display of small, triangular flowers in a rich violet-purple shade. Flowering will continue all summer if old blooms are removed. Spiderworts appreciate a moist, rich soil, and will even tolerate wet sites beside a stream or pond. Trim back in midsummer if plants get scruffy. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Attractive to butterflies.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

15-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 60-65° F in high light levels for compact plants. Keep soil evenly moist, never allow to completely dry. Once actively growing feed at 100-125 ppm N with each watering. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining organically rich soil. Keep crown of plant just below soil surface, sprouts above and spread roots downward in the pot. Once planted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in average to rich, well-drained soil in full to partial sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.