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Tradescantia

Tradescantia (Spiderwort)

Some tradescantia are tolerant of poor soils but readily thrive in medium-moisture, well-draining soil. The flowers attract butterflies. Many folks will be familiar with tradescantia as a houseplant.


More Information About Tradescantia

With so many native Tradescantia species and their ability to grow in full to part sun, it is amazing that so little work has been done with spiderworts. The biggest problem with most tradescantia hybrids is their proclivity to reseed prolifically. We have focused our efforts on some of the great native tradescantia species and a few of the most exceptional hybrids.

Many folks will be familiar with tradescantia as a houseplant, but some tradescantia species have a tremendous hardiness range and can be grown outdoors almost everywhere in the US. Some tradescantia are tolerant of poor soils but readily thrive in medium-moisture, well-draining soil. The flowers attract butterflies. After tradescantia are finished flowering in summer, the foliage may be sheared back to the ground to rejuvinate both growth and flowering. When you're ready to buy tradescantia for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of tradescantia for sale.