Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort, bluejacket


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft    Width: 1.5-2.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      pink,blue,purple
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Adaptable to the casual or wildflower garden. Can be used as groundcover or border plant. Naturalizes.
Considerations: Can spread overly quickly.
Propagation: Seed or division.
Availability: Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


Attracts pollinators, especially bees.
Native Habitats: Open sites, deciduous woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


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