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Asked by Anonymous on June 2, 2011
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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theficuswrangler

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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Asked by Anonymous on June 11, 2016
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by melgal on July 13, 2016
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by Anonymous on September 17, 2016
Spiderwort Flower

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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Spiderwort

Is spiderwort deer resistent?

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Downtoearthdigs
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