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Tradescantia edwardsiana


Plateau spiderwort, Edward's spiderwort


Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)



Tradescantia edwardsiana (Plateau spiderwort)
Henderson, Mary S. and Mary Hall


Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles 1 of England.

Tradescantia species will hybridize in just about any combination.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: Endemic to Edwards Plateau. Moist, rich soils.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: These spring jewels are best planted in an informal or natural landscape. Lovely mixed with other groundcovers beneath large trees. The leaves are edible and evergreen in winter.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes

Last Update: 2009-04-15