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Widow's Tears

Don't Let its Sorrowful Name Fool You.

  • SKU: 02429
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Height: 18 - 24 inches
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Full Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late spring, summer, early fall.
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Widow's Tears

Description
This carefree perennial is one you'll definitely want in your landscape. Its velvety blossoms continue all summer and even into fall, blanketing borders, light shady areas or woodland gardens.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameTradescantia virginiana
  • Ships AsNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Height18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Full Shade
  • Color DescriptionMixed
  • Foliage TypeDense clumps of erect, rather fleshy stems with linear to lanceolate parallel-veined leaves to 1' long in leaflike bracts.
  • Bloom TimeLate spring, summer, early fall.
  • Flower Form3 equal obovate petals.
  • Soil RequirementsThrives in poor soil. Requires minimal watering or feeding.
  • Growth RateMedium
  • PruningCut to ground in late fall or early spring. Late fall or early spring
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones3-9
  • Planting InstructionsDo not plant in the foreground. Requires some shading in hot, dry climates.
  • Deer Resistant
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Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered separately are typically shipped within 5 business days.

**Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August

ZONE Perennials &
Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A & 6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
 Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 18th 
 Zones 8-10: May 21st 



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Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.
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Ratings and Reviews
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(18 customer reviews)
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Beware
Aug 21, 2016
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Beautiful flowers but very invasive and will take over the garden. I have been pulling them out for years and still they persist!
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Very invasive
Aug 21, 2016
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These are really pretty and easy care but SUPER invasive. I have been pulling for years trying to keep them from eating my garden! They are great where you don't want to bother and don't have othere plants but BEWARE - they will take over!
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Not multi-color like picture!
Jun 12, 2016
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I purchased these plants three years ago. Two have only white flowers and one has only purple! I fell in love with these because of all of the beautiful colored flowers in one plant! It's very disappointing but at least the plants are thriving and do bloom profusely which is nice!
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Not multi-color like picture!
Jun 12, 2016
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I purchased these plants three years ago. Two have only white flowers and one has only purple! I fell in love with these because of all of the beautiful colored flowers in one plant! It's very disappointing but at least the plants are thriving and do bloom profusely which is nice!
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Beautiful
Apr 4, 2016
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You will not regret looking at them every morning. I placed them at my entrance and they are gorgeous.
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Beautiful
Apr 4, 2016
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You will not regret looking at them every morning. I placed them at my entrance and they are gorgeous.
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Widows Tears
Jan 26, 2016
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Beautiful flowers in sun or shade.
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Blue beauty
Jul 20, 2014
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Lovely, reliable bloomers that do outstanding in shady spots where their splash of color is welcome. Only reason for 4 is that the picture shows multi-color and after first bloom they have returned as all blue.
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Widows Tears
Apr 8, 2014
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I purchased 3 Widows Tears last year and they bloomed into fall. They are very unusual and I received many compliments from my neighbors. Most people had never seen them before and asked what they were. I am so pleased with them that I ordered six more this year.
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Widows Tears
Sep 6, 2013
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I planted these in spring and now fall is close. I am waiting for a bloom! I'm tempted to move them, thinking they aren't in the right spot. We will see! For the Love of Blooms!
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10 Stars
Aug 2, 2013
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I planted three bulbs last fall. They came up mid spring and are still growing and blooming. Profusely blooming, I should add. I am more than pleased with my Widows' Tears. I have one tiny observation... All three bulbs are blue. I will place another order with ya'll soon.
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widows tears
Jul 30, 2013
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beautiful, just as described in your catalog and easy to grow
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not chicken proof
Jul 27, 2013
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Lovely plant. I enjoy it. However, my chickens enjoy it even more. As soon as it flowers they come over and eat every one. They don't touch the leaves. I find it amusing, but others may not.
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Excellent
Jul 10, 2013
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I planted these under my Japanese Maple Tree they look absolutely gorgeous. Order more for under my neighbors tree :)
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looking good
May 26, 2013
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Beautiful. They are lovely to look at
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Widows Tears
Jan 8, 2013
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Very pretty, does well in full shade.
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Very Hardy
May 28, 2012
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This is a hardy plant. Can be accidentally mowed over and grows up again beautifully. All have survived winter and the occasional misstep of lil ones. Love watching the honey bees zip through the blossoms. Only downside is that both groups of '3' had all the same color flowers, no mixture as picture shows.
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Widows tears
May 9, 2012
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These hard to find perennials are commonly called Blue Bells and/or Spiderwort in Northern Ky. They have been in my grandmothers and mother's gardens for years. They are reminders of my Parent's love for the beauty of flowers. My dad was a landscaper and nurseryman and even tho we didn't have a whole lot we always had the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood! My parents are tending God's Heavenly Garden and they left me the Legacy of beautiful plants! Diana Proctor
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