FloridaGardener.com Get answers to your gardening questions here!Cultural information for hundreds of plants that grow in Florida.   
FloridaGardener.com
Books regarding gardening in Florida you can buy online.
Search FloridaGardener.com for something specific.
Tell Us What You Think
Links to other garden-related sites.

Community
 The Patio
  Gardening Games
  About FG

Growing Tips
  Gardening Tips 
  Grow Veggies 
  Soils and Climate 
  Hardiness Zones  
  Butterfly Gardening  
  Build a Greenhouse
  Garden Critters  

Florida Plants
  Native Plants
  Plant of the Month
 Florida Palms
 Poisonous Plants 

Help
  Privacy Statement
 What You Think of FG


Help Us to Keep Growing!

Member of :

GWAA

The Garden Writers Association


Last Update 06/03/08

Florida Native Plant Section

Florida Native TM FloridaGardener.com

Tradescantia ohiensis

 Spiderwort

A low-care, drought-tolerant plant that would work well as a ground cover or low border. Flowers only last a few hours, like the related dayflower (Commelina erecta).

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

 

Spiderwort close-up of flower

 

Plant Facts:

Common Name:   Spiderwort

Botanical Name:   Tradescantia ohiensis

Plant Type:  Clumping plant, spreads by rhizomes

Zones: 5-10

Height:  to 2'

Soil Requirements:  Not too particular as to soil

Water Requirements: Good drought tolerance

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade.

Leaves:  Narrow, grass like, succulent, up to 15" long, creased along center rib and clasping the stem. 

Flowers: Three-petaled blue to lavender or occasionally white, 1" flowers with yellow stamens, tightly clustered at the tips of smooth, leafy stems and blooming most of the year.

Fruit: 

Uses:  Ground cover or low border.

Propagation:  Seeds, clump division -- spreads by underground rhizomes, forming clumps, but will not grow out of control.

Source:  Native Florida Plants: Low-Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

 
Home | Bookstore | Search | Feedback | Links | The Patio | The Garden Exchange
Plant of the Month | E-Postcards | Gardening Tips | Soils and Climates | Hardiness Zones
Butterfly Gardening | Build A Greenhouse | Florida Palms | Poisonous Plants | Privacy StatementFlorida Gardens | Extension Offices | Water Conservation | Dr. Nehrling

Copyright 1999-2002 FloridaGardener.com All Rights Reserved.