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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.
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.
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?
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.
Overly moist growing conditions can make Spiderworts more susceptible to Rust.
Water only when necessary. A boost of Nitrogen fertilizer can help.
No, Spiderwort will winter over with no special care needed.
Here is a link with more information.