Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Concord Grape' - Spiderwort
Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Concord Grape' - Spiderwort

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Concord Grape' - Spiderwort

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Butterfly Friendly Rain Garden Part Shade  Full Sun
DESCRIPTION
Spiderwort
Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Concord Grape'

This award-winning spiderwort is a clump-forming perennial. Emerging in early summer, small clusters of triangular, petite, bright purple flowers with vibrant yellow stamens, top the blue-green foliage. Each flower only lasts 1 days but its continuous blooming nature persists for 8 weeks.

BENEFITS
  • Compact size is good for smaller spaces
  • Valuable pollinator plant
  • Prolific bloomer with lots of buds
  • Deadhead to extend bloom period
  • Loves moist soils, perfect for rain garden use
  • Recipient of Award of Garden Merit
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Meadows and moist, open wood margins from Massachusetts south to Florida and west to Texas and Minnesota.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

The name spiderwort comes from the stem secretion that is produced when the stem is cut. When it hardens, it becomes threadlike and is thought to resemble a spider's web.

 

GROWING TIPS

Plant in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of part shade, but will bloom less.  Prefers moist, acidic, sandy soil. Plants tend to decline quickly in hot sunny locations.  After flowering declines, cut plants all the way back. This will encourage new growth and a second round of bloom. 

Mature Size: 12-18"T x 18-24"W

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

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