Giant spiderwort (Tradescantia gigantea)
Description: Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles 1 of England. Tradescantia species will hybridize in just about any combination.
USDA Symbol: TRGI
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom Color: White, Blue, Purple, Pink, Violet
Bloom Time: Mar, Apr
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Bloom Notes: Native Habitat: Prairie/Plains/Meadows/Pastures/Savannahs, Woodlands edge/Opening.
Soil Description: Clay, Clay Loam Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy, All soils.
Conditions Comments: Tradescantia gigantea has a dainty, three-petal flower with slender, hairy stamens. The flower color can be an indicator of the PH of the soil. Acidic soils produce bluer flowers, while more alkaline soils create varying shades of pink and purple.
Missing Images: Plant, Leaf, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
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