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Bolivar Naturally



Winnie Burkett

Tradescantia ohiensis

Alternate Name: Bluejacket

Family: (Commelinaceae) Spiderwort

Habitat: Moist prairies, thickets

Height: 2-3 ft.

Bloom Period: February - June

Description: Perennial. Spiderwort flowers vary from shades of pink and purple to blue. The flowers are very showy but only last for a morning. They disappear during midday heat. Plants grow in full sun and partial shade.

Propagation Tips: Plants reseed on their own and spread easily. Clumps may be divided.