VIRGINIA SPIDERWORT Tradescantia virginiana

VIRGINIA SPIDERWORT Tradescantia virginiana

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One of the most hardy spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana, the Virginia spiderwort, is the type species of Tradescantia native to the eastern United States. Commonly grown in many gardens and also found growing wild along roadsides and railway lines.

Tradescantia virginiana is a perennial forb/herb. It likes most moist soils but can adapt to drier garden soils.

Tradescantia virginiana is found in eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to northern South Carolina and Alabama, and north to Ontario, Vermont, and Michigan. Much of the northern range, however, may represent garden escapes rather than indigenous wild populations.

Height: 24"

Location: Sun

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Seeds per pack: 20

Germination: These seeds are fairly easy to germinate, just requiring a little time! Place the seeds just under the surface of the soil, and water. Keep at 68 F to 86 F (fluctuating temperatures are ideal), and moist until germination. They germinate in 4-8 weeks generally. Place outdoors once big enough to handle, and grow in a sunny location. Once established they are drought tolerant.

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