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Tradescantia ohiensis

Phonetic Spelling
trad-es-KAN-tee-uh oh-high-EN-sis
Description

Clump-forming spiderwort with purple to rose-blue 3-petaled flowers. Each flower blooms for a single day. Leaves are long with a lengthwise fold or groove. May self-seed.

Habitat: Woodlands and forests, alluvial bottoms, disturbed areas

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tradescantia
    Species:
    ohiensis
    Family:
    Commelinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern and central North america
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from May to August
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Description:
    Showy. Blooms from April to July
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators