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Virginian Spiderwort

This 3 ft. tall perennial likes acid soil and shady locations, although it may occasionally be found in full sun. The blooms close around mid-day.

Virginia Spiderwort

This gorgeous purple native flower grows in the Eastern United States all the way from Minnesota to Georgia. Tradescantia Virginiana or Virginian Spiderwort is a native plant in the Ozarks and Northwest Arkansas. It makes the perfect addition to almost any garden. Plus pollinators love it.

Spiderwort Description

In the Ozarks, Spiderwort wildflowers can be found most often from April to July.

Spiderwort grows to three (3) feet tall. It has a tall grass-like stalk that produces purple blooms with 3 petals. However, blooms vary in color and shade. Color variants include blue, purple, or white. The center of the bloom has purple hair and six yellow stamens. The leaves are green and pointed with long channels.

Best Growing Conditions for Spiderwort Plants

This perennial grows best in acid soil. It prefers shady areas in meadows and along wood lines. It will grow in full sun. If it is in direct sun the blooms will close during mid-day.