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Tradescantia virginiana

Tradescantia virginiana

Common name spiderwort
Family commelinaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers light blue-lilac
Size 2 ft
Light full sun-shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed self-seeds modestly in our garden

Floppy clumps of strappy foliage, with flowers mostly tucked within. In our garden, they range from the pale blue in the photo to deep purple. Not the most refined plant, but it's an old favorite.

Tradescantia virginiana
Long-blooming, too - this photo was taken a month after the one at top.
Some of ours are royal blue

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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