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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 5/7/18 - 6/8/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/8/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/8/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/8/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/8/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
 Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 4th 
 Zones 8-10: May 14th 



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Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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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