Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort

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

Root: Fibrous

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.