Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

Fluorescent blue flowers bloom early and often on this short spiderwort. It spreads by underground roots (rhizomes) to form small colonies on dry to medium soils. A nice addition to garden borders.


Sun:    Full Sun
Moisture:    Dry, Medium
Height:    12 inches
Blooms:    May, June, July
Color:    Purplish-Blue
Spacing:    10″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Pollinators

Design Tips

Prairie Spiderwort should be planted in small groups that can grow into colonies. It goes dormant in the summer and re-grows in the fall, sometimes having a second round of blooms.

Companion Plants

Prairie Phlox
Butterfly Milkweed
Narrow-leaved Coneflower
Star Sedge