Botanical: Tradescantia andersoniana 'Osprey'
General Characteristics: Spiderwort is a low-growing and clump-forming. Blue to white, three-petaled flowers (.75-1.5" diameter) accented by fringed yellow stamens open up, a few at a time, each for only one day, from terminal clusters (umbels) containing numerous flower buds. Arching, grass-like, dark green leaves up to 7" long and 1/2" wide are folded lengthwise forming a groove. Sometimes commonly called wild crocus. The flowers bloom from late-spring to mid-summer. Excellent for providing some color in difficult locations, or in naturalized plantings. Easily grown in soils that are moist to boggy. Can be sheared to the ground in midsummer. New foliage and flowers will return with Fall.