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Native Wildflowers, Tradescantia Ohiensis

50 seeds


The branched, erect stems of Bluejacket or Ohio Spiderwort are tinged purple and bear grass-like leaves from up to eight nodes. The total height is from 2-3 ft. Showy clusters of blue to rose, three-petaled flowers top the stems. Flowers tend to open in morning.

When touched in the heat of the day, the flowers shrivel to a fluid jelly.

Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles I of England.

Tradescantia species will hybridize in just about any combination.

Ohio Spiderwort is native from Maine to Georgia and west to Minnesota and Louisiana.

It is native to the following states:

USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV and Canada

The seeds need 120 days of cold stratification, so these are perfect for a fall planting. Just plant, forget about it and they will surprise you in spring! You can also simulate this by folding the seeds into a moist paper towel and then a ziploc bag and placing in your refrigerator for 120 days. They are worth it!

Perennial zones 3-10A

This is for 50 seeds

Ohio Spiderwort Seeds

SKU: TD0150

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