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Tradescantia virginiana
  • Native  
  • Perennial  
  • Bloom:  Spring & Summer
  • Propagation:  Seed, Cuttings, Division
Spiderwort is a native perenial suitable for the shade garden. Spiderwort is easily propagated from seed. Cut the plant down when it stops blooming and place the cuttings where more spiderwort is desired. The original plants usually spring back by this treatment. Spiderwort is one of the very few plants that I encourage cutting back to get new blooms. I've seen this very tough plant growing in people's lawns that were cut once a month or so and the spiderwort bloomed between mowings.

March 17, 2011 The spiderwort are getting ready to bloom in April and there's been a lot of interest in spiderwort this week, due in part to the nuclear problem in Japan, and spiderwort's transformation after a small amount of exposure... to address these and other issues, I put up a new spiderwort blog post for those who are interested in comprehensive spiderwort information.

I've linked to a lot of off-site information, I hope that everybody finds the information they are looking for... And as always, I welcome all feedback.