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Tradescantia ohiensis

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Common Name:  Ohio Spiderwort, Bluejacket

Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, prefers sandy but tolerates clay soil, acidic pH.  2-3 feet height, blooms spring into summer, blue flowers, will naturalize.

Germination Code: C(120), M, G

Native Region:  Scattered lightly statewide

This is an easy-to-grow, interesting, and long-blooming perennial.  Can become rather bedraggled in mid-summer; cut back to 6-12 inches to encourage new growth and a fall re-bloom.  It can be somewhat aggressive under ideal conditions.  Attracts butterflies and bees.

Ohio Spiderwort, Bluejacket - Tradescantia ohiensis 2
Photo Courtesy of Southeastern Flora http://www.southeasternflora.com/
Ohio Spiderwort, Bluejacket - Tradescantia ohiensis
Photo Courtesy of Southeastern Flora http://www.southeasternflora.com/