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PRAIRIE SPIDERWORT
Tradescantia bracteata

SKU: 1821-5
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Tradescantia bracteata, the longbract spiderwort, or prairie spiderwort, is native to the northern and central Great Plains and Mississippi Valley regions of the United States, from Arkansas and Oklahoma north to Minnesota and Montana, with a few isolated populations farther east. It is hardy in most of USA and Canada. It is grown for its attractive purple flowers. It blooms from May to July in the US. 


Type: Hardy perennial

Height: 12", 30cm

Location: Sun or part sun

Hardiness zones: 3-7

Note: Ornamental use only. This plant species may be poisonous.

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:

Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container at room temperature for 2 weeks (they will not grow yet), and then place them in a clear plastic bag (to retain moisture), and in a refrigerator for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container back at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period. They require some patience, but are well worth the effort!

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Tradescantia bracteata

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Description

Tradescantia bracteata, the longbract spiderwort, or prairie spiderwort, is native to the northern and central Great Plains and Mississippi Valley regions of the United States, from Arkansas and Oklahoma north to Minnesota and Montana, with a few isolated populations farther east. It is hardy in most of USA and Canada. It is grown for its attractive purple flowers. It blooms from May to July in the US. 


Type: Hardy perennial

Height: 12", 30cm

Location: Sun or part sun

Hardiness zones: 3-7

Note: Ornamental use only. This plant species may be poisonous.

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:

Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container at room temperature for 2 weeks (they will not grow yet), and then place them in a clear plastic bag (to retain moisture), and in a refrigerator for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container back at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period. They require some patience, but are well worth the effort!