Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 18 to 24 Inches
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green, Yellow
  • Bloom Color: Blue, Purple, White
  • Bloom Season: June through September
  • Size: Medium

Features of Spiderwort


Spreading plant with straplike grassy foliage. Too much shade results in tall floppy plants. More sun results in better flowering.


  • Prefers moist soil in sun to partial shade location.
  • Foliage tends to brown and die down and go dormant after it finishes blooming. Trim back to the ground and allow new foliage to develop along with some rebloom.