Tradescantia bracteata
(prairie spiderwort)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Mrs. W. D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

many T. x andersonii hybrids for rain gardens, including ‘Concord Grape,’ ‘Purple Dome,’ ‘Sweet Kate,’ ‘Blue and Gold’

Height: 12 – 24 inches


Spread:  18 inches


Location: Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
foliage declines after flowering, cut back for new growth and later flowering


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

compact, mound-forming

Foliage

dark green, grass-like leaves; grooved; medium textur

Flowers

rose to purple, three petals and three sepals; each lasts one day; May-July

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