Tradescantia virginiana



A native to the Eastern United States, Tradescantia virginiana Spiderwort is a wonderful addition to native, pollinator, and woodland gardens. Its three-petaled blooms can be blue, violet, lilac, and rarely, rose. Each bloom lasts for a day in the summer and fall, closing in the heat of the afternoon.

Tradescantia virginiana Spiderwort thrives in moist, fertile soil. It can grow in clay soil and under black walnut trees. It is resistant to deer and attracts butterflies and other pollinators.

 Cut the foliage back after Tradescantia virginiana Spiderwort has finished blooming to keep the plant tidy and encourage a stronger rebloom.


  • Common Names: Virginia Spiderwort, Spider Lily
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist
  • Height at Maturity: 36"
  • Width at Maturity: 18"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions. Juglone.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 


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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.