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Henderson, Mary S. and Mary Hall
Tradescantia edwardsiana Tharp
Plateau spiderwort, Edward’s spiderwort
USDA Symbol: TRED
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles 1 of England.
Tradescantia species will hybridize in just about any combination.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
TX Native Habitat: Endemic
to Edwards Plateau. Moist, rich soils. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight 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
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2009-04-15
Research By: TWC Staff