Spiderwort Details


  • Also Known As: Lady's Tears
  • Botanical Name: Tradescantia humilis
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Blue,
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value:
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1'
  • Plant Height: 1.5'


Can be used in moist areas. Excellent bloomer and tough plant. Many cultivated varieties exist, including those that are purple, red, and white.

Perennial Care Guide

Spiderwort Photos