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Genus: T

Tanacetum
common tansy; golden buttons
Thalia
water canna
Thelypteris
New York fern; long beech fern; marsh fern; narrow beech fern; northern beech fern
Thuidium
feather moss
Thymus
bear's breech
Tiarella
Wherry's foamflower; foamflower
Tradescantia
hairy spiderwort
Trillium
yellow trillium', 'yellow toadshade'
Tripsacum
eastern gama grass
Typha
cat-tail

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Tradescantia

(Commelinaceae - spiderwort family)
Twenty or more species of perennial herbs, native to North and South America.

hirsuticaulis peren • ht 12" • zones 5-10

hairy spiderwort


native, ground cover, sun - shade
se and cent US

The long, slender, arching, spreading leaves emerge from the upright stem in a form reminiscent of the shape of a spider. The bright violet-pink flowers about 1" across appear in cluster atop the stems in late spring and early summer. Prefers moist soil and tolerates partial shade. We have found the plant to be quite tolerant of various situations, including poor, dry soil. Spreads to form a colony, making a very effective ground cover. Foliage disappears in mid-summer, but reappears in fall and remains green through winter.

cat # 8B6Y
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea