|Tradescantia virginiana subsp. var.|
Tradescantia virginiana (Virginia spiderwort) is a species of Tradescantia (spiderwort) native to the eastern United States. Spiderwort is commonly grown in gardens and many garden spiderworts seem to be hybrids of T. virginiana and other Tradescantia species.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Tradescantia virginiana, Linn.; also spelled virginica (T. montana, Shuttlw., not Heyne. T. tumida, Lindl.). Common Spiderwort. Erect, branching, 1-3 ft., glabrous or nearly so: lvs. conduplicate, very long linear-lanceolate (6-15 in. long), clasping: umbels several-fld., terminal, the pedicel recurving when not in bloom: fls. violet-blue, in various shades, 1-2 in. across, produced freely nearly all summer: sepals villous. N. Y. to S. D., Va., and Ark.—An exceedingly variable plant.
Tradescantia virginiana is a perennial forb/herb. It likes most moist soils but can adapt to drier garden soils. Plants may be propagated from seed but they are more easily started from cuttings or divisions.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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