Tradescantia ohiensis - Spiderwort

The delightful blue flowers of Spiderwort are produced over a long period of time during late spring and early summer. Opening first thing in the morning, the blooms are closed tight by early afternoon, unless it is cloudy or cooler, this conserves energy and allows  it to flower over a longer period. By August, the plants have set seed and essentially disappeared, making room for mid to late summer blooming flowers. Tradescantia ohiensis grows easily from seed and thrives in a wide variety of moisture conditions.

 

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  Blue
  Late Spring to Early Summer
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  2' - 4'
  Sand to Clay
  Dry to Medium

 

Approx. 60 seeds per pack - 222 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies, Honeybees & Songbirds!
Deer Resistant!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!

 

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

SEED GERMINATION INFO


Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.

Tradescantia ohiensis - Spiderwort

  • Product Code: C19350
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4.95