Bluejacket or Ohio spiderwort has purple-tinged erect stems with up to eight nodes bearing grass-like leaves. The stems are topped with showy clusters of blue three-petaled flowers. Flowers are more likely to bloom in the morning.
The flowers shrivel to a fluid jelly when touched in the heat of the day. Easily cultivated in full sun to part shade in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil.
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Scientific Name: Tradescantia Ohiensis
Common Name: Ohio Spiderwort
Plant Type: Perennials
Zone: 4 to 9
Native Range: Eastern and Central North America
Full Growth Height: 24-36 "
Width in Across: 12-36 "
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Spring(Late), Summer (Early, Mid)
Flower: Showy, 3-Petaled Flowers
Flower Color: Blue
Tolerate: Drought, Deer
Water Requirement: Dry, Medium
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay, Well-Drained
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Uses: Woodland Gardens, Beds and Borders, Prairies and Meadows, Naturalized Areas