Spiderwort, Prairie

Plant Height 1-2 Ft.
Seed Count 160,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Tradescantia occidentalis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland - Disturbed
Bloom Period May-August
Flower Color Purple, Blue
Pollinator Value Very Good

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A perennial growing 1-2 feet in height, Prairie Spiderwort is found throughout the central/north central United States in grasslands and disturbed sites. It prefers full sun and grows well in dry soils and semi-arid precipitation regions. Its bright blue/purple flowers are easily seen while blooming from May-August and are frequented by pollinating insects early in the day while the flowers are open before closing at night. The plant blooms slowly over a long period of time which offers great landscape and gardening opportunities.


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