Thursday, July 19, 2012

White Virginia Spiderwort

White Virginia Spiderwort
Tradescantia x andersoniana
(trad-es-KAN-tee-uh) (an-der-soh-nee-AH-na)
Synonyms: Widow's-Tears

A lot of people consider this plant an invasive weed but I think it can be quite useful under the right conditions. The problems start when it likes its spot and takes off from there. We have found that it can be good under shady moist conditions and sometimes seems to be the only thing that will grow in certain spots. The ‘normal’ Spiderwort has a nice blue flower but this white strain has been a pleasant change from the ordinary. Plant this flower with care,

In a clear case of be careful for what you wish for the thunderstorms roared through our area again yesterday. While not being personally impacted there were quite few trees and wires down. The rain poured down and seem to soak into the ground nicely.

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