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Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2008
12:43 PM

Post #4653913

I recently ordered my first Tradescantia plants, and they will be arriving in May. Thanks for helpful info on culture. Love those new pastels! I didn't know they were out there. I'm the type that is put off by anything with "spider" in the name. I'll call them Tradescantia. ;-) Thank you for a great article, Todd!


Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 12, 2008
2:29 PM

Post #4654216

I love the plants, although the offspring will revert back to the 'wild form' of Tradescantia and could be some variant of the hybrid that I planted. But the color of blooms are charming regardless. Thanks for the well written article.


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4654384

I experimented with interplanting a few of these amid the daylilies to extend the blooming time and color palette. I think that was about my first DG trade so I don't even remember where they are or what became of them, I blame DH! It was 'Sweet Kate', I remember now. Thank you, Todd, for more good information! xx, Carrie


Victoria Harbour, ON

March 12, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4654389

Truly enjoyed your of my favorites as well..
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2008
4:13 PM

Post #4654596

Hi Todd Boland. I absolutely love spiderwort. I have three shades of purple, a pink, and a white. If I see others I do not have, I always purchase them, due to my love for them.

I really enjoyed your article. Thanks so much for writing it!
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2008
4:30 PM

Post #4654649

Thanks for all the kind comments!
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2008
7:19 PM

Post #4655188

Thanks for the info on this plant! We have a lovely blue one that grows wild here, and I had no idea there were cultivars. I sure would like to have more!
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2008
8:34 PM

Post #4655448

Todd, you always have such great information about all the various cultivars of so many many plants. It just amazes me the explosion of hybridization work in so many kinds of plants.
Sioux Falls, SD

March 17, 2008
3:22 PM

Post #4674417

Loved your article. I bought a spiderwort about 3 years ago, not knowing anything about them. I just loved the little iris/lily-like flowers. I have since purchased about 5 others, of varying colors. I have them in a sunny bed right now, but am thinking about moving them to partial shade to add some color there, and make room for more roses, in their spot.
I have heard that they can be invasive, but I I have not found that. ( of course I am in zone 4) Thanks again for great info.
Symsonia, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
9:35 PM

Post #4675710

so thats what the little purple flowers in my backyard are! love the cultivars too
Hayesville, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #4683638

Enjoyed the article! Thanks for the info. I have
one kind - didn't know there were so many!

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