Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Blooms: May, June, July
Habitat: Prairies, Meadows, Savannas, Woodland borders, Roadsides
Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Meadow Planting, Garden Border, Drought Tolerant
Complimentary Plants: Purple Coneflower, Golden Alexanders, Pearly Everlasting
Wildlife Value: The most important pollinators of the flowers are long-tongued bees, especially bumblebees.
Germination Code: C(120)
Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Ohio Spiderwort is very adaptable to all soils, and a lovely plant in the home landscape garden. The soft purple-blue flowers are dramatic amongst the linear leaves. The flowers open in the morning and close during the mid-day heat, and are helpful to early foraging bees as they bloom in spring.