Ohio Spiderwort Seeds - Tradescantia Ohiensis Flower Seed

Ohio Spiderwort Seeds

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 18 - 36 inches

Bloom Season: Spring and summer

Bloom Color: Blue violet

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Clay, loam, sandy, pH 6.6 - 7.5

Foliage Color: Green-blue

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch

Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 500 square feet

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 8 - 18 inches

Care & Maintenance: Ohio Spiderwort

Ohio Spiderwort

Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia Ohiensis) - A versatile perennial grown from Ohio Spiderwort seeds is one of the few flowers that you can plant in full sun to partial shade depending on what features you like the best. The Ohio Spiderwort plant grows best in light to moderate shade for dark green foliage or in full sun for more flowers. Tradescantia Ohiensis Spiderwort is a smooth erect perennial with flowers in clusters atop a stem. The blooms are 3 petaled, blue or violet with 6 yellow tipped stamens.

Tradescantia Spiderwort plant is a native wild flower occurring naturally in open woods, prairies, and meadows east of the Rocky Mountains. Ohio Spiderwort is not common in the western United States; however, it can be successfully established from flower seeds. Once established, it is an aggressive spreader and self-sows for additional blooms each year. The flowers open up during the morning and close by the afternoon in sunny weather.

A recommended method of sowing Ohio Spiderwort seeds is to sow the flower seed in the late fall after several frosts have occurred. The flower seed will lie dormant on the ground until spring temperatures warm. If Tradescantia Ohiensis seeds are started indoors for transplanting outside into beds, the flower seed needs to have a cold treatment, in the refrigerator for 3 months. Deadhead the Tradescantia Spiderwort plant encourage more blooms. Ohio Spiderwort has no floral scent.

Approximately 8,000 seeds per ounce.