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Description: This is a herbaceous perennial plant about 2-4' tall and mostly unbranched, except toward the apex. The central stem is round, glabrous, and occasionally glaucous. The grey- or blue-green alternate leaves are up to 15" long and 1" across.

Cultivation: The preference is full or partial sun, and moist to slightly dry conditions. The soil can contain loam, clay, gravel, or sand – this plant is very adaptable. Sometimes the leaves develop brown blotches or turn yellow in response to harsh weather conditions, competition from other plants, or age.

Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort Organically Grown & Harvested

  • The flowers open up during the morning and close by the afternoon in sunny weather. A recommended method of sowing Ohio Spiderwort seeds is to sow the flower seed in the late fall after several frosts have occurred. The flower seed will lie dormant on the ground until spring temperatures warm.
    Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
    Soil Type: Clay, loam, sandy, pH 6.6 - 7.5
    Plant Spacing: 8 - 18 inches