Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Ohio Spiderwort

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Tradescantia ohioensis

Flower Description:

Deep blue three-petaled flowers which open for a day and close in the afternoon. Can self seed and spread when in ideal conditions.

FamilyCommelinaaceae
Season BloomLate Spring
HabitatPrefers moist, acidic, sandy soil, but will grow in medium-dry soil in full sun to partial shade. Shade will degrease number of blooms. Cut back in mid-summer to encourage a second bloom.
CyclePerennial
Height2-3'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are dark green with an arching grass-like form and appear to fold lengthwise creating a central crease.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationWoodland