Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), also known as bluejacket, grows 2 to 4 feet tall, with blue to purplish blue, flat-faced flowers from late spring to early or midsummer. They open in early morning and usually close by early afternoon. To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of spiderworts in the garden, because they can sprawly and smother more delicate companions. Growing Ohio spiderwort in my meadow has shown me that spiderworts can be lovely in a naturalistic setting among sturdy perennials and grasses. Native to much of the eastern half of North America, this species can adapt to pretty much any garden conditions: sun to shade, moist soil to dry. Perennial; Zones 4 or 5 to 9.
Collected in mid to late July 2023. At least 25 seeds. Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.
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