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Questions About Spiderwort

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 2, 2011

Q. Spiderwort

I have wild Spiderwort that has popped up all over my garden. It has already finished blooming and I was wondering if I should cut it back or leave it alone.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 3, 2011
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Yes, you can cut it back if desired or leave it be...either one.

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Asked by
sbrook201 on
July 4, 2014

Q. Drooping Spiderwort

After the heavy rain 2 days ago, my 4′ Spiderwort hedge is drooping badly onto my neighbor’s lawn. Short of staking it on either end & running green florist tape between to hold it up, what can I do? Will cutting back ruin it for the year? It is gorgeous & flowers profusely. I have many comments from the neighbors.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
July 8, 2014
A.

As you will see in this article, one approach to take would be to cut the plants back. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/spiderwort/growing-spiderworts.htm
Another would be to stake them; I think I would try to use a double or triple line of stakes, and weave wire, string, or twine back and forth among the blooms. Or you could do both -- prune back both sides and leave the middle tall, or prune back only one side, maybe the one close to your neighbor's property.

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Anonymous on
June 11, 2016

Q. spiderwort flowers

Why are my spiderwort flowers a very pale purple this year? The first year I planted my spiderwort they were a deep purple. Last year and this year the flowers are a very pale purple. Anything I can do to bring them back to their rich purple color?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 12, 2016
Certified Expert
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https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/spiderwort/growing-spiderworts.htm

If your Spiderwort is a hybrid cultivator it could convert back to a different color.
There is nothing your can feed them that will change the color.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 6, 2016

Q. Spiderworts

Should Spiderworts stay green and flower for the entire summer? The leaves of my spiderworts have started to turn gold/brown and start to die out (looks like rust, which I have treated with a product for rust from the nursery). This happens every year by the first of July they start to turn. I live in the Chicago, IL area.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 7, 2016
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Asked by
melgal on
July 13, 2016

Q. What are these?

I was wondering what these are. They grow on a stalk and have two leaves branching off, then a group of buds immediately after the leaves. They are purple.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 14, 2016
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 17, 2016

Q. spiderwort flower

Does this flower need to be covered from frost, live in zone 9, Florida. Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 18, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

No, Spiderwort will winter over with no special care needed.
Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/spiderwort/growing-spiderworts.htm

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Asked by
JMcWhorter on
April 10, 2017

Q. Spiderwort

Is spiderwort deer resistent?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 10, 2017
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