(Tradescantia occidentalis ‘Prairie Spiderwort’)
Prairie Spiderwort is a native clump-forming perennial flower that can be commonly found growing in hill and elevated sand prairies, and along roadsides and railroads throughout the mid-west and central United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 2' and features branching stems, long narrow leaves, and 3 petaled violet-blue flowers that have yellow anthers. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is resistant to deer and rabbits, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!
Variety: Prairie Spiderwort
Also Known As: Western Spiderwort
Native to: Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Mexico Northwest, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Grown as: Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): June-July
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry, sandy or fine soils.
Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Attracts Bees, Butterflies, and resists Rabbits.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 4a-9b
Produces: branching stems, long narrow leaves, and 3 petaled violet-blue flowers that have yellow anthers.
(Asclepias incarnata ‘Swamp’)
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Swamp Milkweed is a native clump-forming perennial flower that grows in wet areas such as swamps and river edges throughout most of the United States. When this plant reaches maturity, it typically grows to 3-4 feet. It has lance-shaped green foliage that measures 3-6 inches in length and produces small clusters of pink flowers that give off a pleasant aroma. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is resistant to deer, tolerates drought, is used to make cordage and fabric, self-sows, is both edible and medicinal, and is used as a cut flower!