Spiderwort is one of the first showy prairie flowers to bloom, starting as early as late May. It quickly shoots up above the low prairie grass leaves, gaining full access to the sun.
But its active life is short, fading quickly with the onset of hot summer temperatures. By August, the plant can be very difficult to discover, as its above-ground vegetation has dried and faded.
If soils are not too wet or heavy, the plant makes a wonderful prairie garden plant. After it matures, it can be easily divided.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 2 to 4 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: May to July
Plant Type: Perennial
Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 90 Days
Attracts: Bees, Pollinators