Tradescantia is one of my workhorse plants because it is so willing to adapt to many growing situations. It can take varied light conditions; it’s also forgiving when it comes to soils. I have it planted in areas that suffer from heavy clay soils, right under the drip line of the porch and in wet and boggy spots. If I trim the plant back at mid-summer, after the first flowering cycle, it will bloom again in fall.
Spiderwort is a native American woodland flower and because of its ease of care and reliability as a perennial, it’s found its way into gardens across the country. This flower only opens for a few hours each morning, but what a beautiful face to wake up to.