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Ohio Spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis 100 Seeds USA Company

Ohio Spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis 100 Seeds USA Company

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Tradescantia ohiensis, commonly known as Ohio spiderwort, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to the eastern United States. Here's a general description of this species:

Appearance: Ohio spiderwort typically grows in clumps and reaches a height of around 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). It has slender, arching stems that bear elongated, lance-shaped leaves. The leaves are typically bluish-green in color and may have a slightly hairy texture.

Flowers: One of the striking features of Tradescantia ohiensis is its vibrant flowers. The flowers are typically three-petaled and can vary in color from deep purple to blue-violet. They bloom in clusters at the tips of the stems from late spring to early summer, sometimes continuing into the fall. Each flower lasts only for a day, but the plant produces many flowers over an extended period, providing a prolonged display of color.

Habitat: Ohio spiderwort is often found in open woodlands, prairies, meadows, and along roadsides. It prefers moist, well-drained soils but can tolerate a range of soil conditions. It is known for its adaptability and can thrive in both full sun and partial shade.

Cultural significance: Tradescantia ohiensis is not only valued for its ornamental beauty but also for its ecological importance. It serves as a nectar source for pollinators like bees and butterflies and provides habitat for various insects. Additionally, it is sometimes used in native plant landscaping and restoration projects to enhance biodiversity.

Propagation: Ohio spiderwort can be propagated through division or by collecting and planting its seeds. It is relatively easy to grow and is often included in native plant gardens for its low maintenance and resilience.

Growing Instructions

The seeds have a dormancy period. They need a period of chilling which simulates winter conditions to break their dormancy. Seeds germinate with a fall planting, or following a period of moist-cold stratification. 

  1. Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for 4 months.
  2. Fill a pot with potting soil.
  3. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
  4. Water the container and leave it to drain.
  5. Put the pot in a warm, sunny area.
  6. Water the pot regularly so that the soil is moist but not wet.
  7. The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.


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