Ohio Spiderwort

Botanical Name: Tradescantia ohioensis

Height: 60 cm, more in a moist site

Bloom Time: Summer

Growing Conditions: Very adaptable as to soil. Best in full sun. Flops over as the seeds grow heavy even in full sun. You may be moved to cut it back hard when flower production wanes, even though there are still a few blooms coming.

Wildlife Benefits: Visited by bumblebees. Foliage may be eaten by deer or rabbits.

Origin: My seed is of garden provenance. Ohio Spiderwort is native to the extreme south-west corner of Ontario.

Remarks: Flowers open in the morning and close by mid-afternoon. New flowers open daily for a long period during the late spring and summer.

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