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Tradescantia ohiensis

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial
Soils: Medium to dry
Bloom Time: June, July
Size: 2-4 feet tall

Its grass-like foliage grows in an upright form. The lavender blue flowers bloom from morning to midday, and close in the heat of the afternoon. This helps the plant conserve energy that can be put toward flowering for a longer period. A good choice for a rain garden.

Garden Companions

Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata), Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Nature Benefits

• Attract pollinators and butterflies

Native Habitat

Occurs in fields and along roadsides.

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