Tradescantia virginiana

Virginia Spiderwort is an iris-like, native perennial found on the Eastern half of the United States. It produces blue to lavender flowers and thrives in part sun, but will tolerate full sun if the soil is consistently moist. In sunny locations, flowers will bloom in the morning and close by evening. In the wild, its often found in edge habitats, meadows, thickets and woodland openings. It seems to stick to areas with trees and shrubs nearby. It’s known to be juglone tolerant (may be planted under Walnut trees). Bumblebees are an important pollinator for this species.

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

May to July

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

2 Feet


Native Bumblebees!