Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis). Forming large attractive clumps up to 3-feet tall, Ohio Spiderwort has an extended bloom of delicate blue flowers that attract small pollinators. Spiderwort flowers best when allowed shade for part of the day. A long-blooming US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Used my Native Americans as a tea for digestive ailments and in compresses for bug bites.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to Central and Eastern US
• full sun to part shade and rich, moist
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Ohio Spiderwort is native to the following states:
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.