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Tradescantia hirsuticaulis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
trad-es-KAN-tee-uh
Description

Hairy Spiderwort is a native perennial in the Commelinaceae family.  It is found in the mid to southeastern states in dry rocky woodlands.

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Tags:
#bees#native perennial#NC native#pollinator plant#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#native perennial#NC native#pollinator plant#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tradescantia
    Species:
    hirsuticaulis
    Family:
    Commelinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mid to southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Hairy spiderwort attracts bees and other pollinators.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from May to July
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Purple flowers bloom from April to June.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No