A tough spiderwort for shady areas, blooming late spring into early summer with bright clusters of flowers held above slender stems. Bloom color varies from purple-blues to rose red to, rarely, white. The common name refers to the web of hairs at the center of the flower. Each flower lasts for one day although many flowers are produced. Leaves are green with no whitish coating (as other spiderworts often have), long and narrow. Winter foliage provides additional season of interest. Pollen attracts beneficial insects (no nectar).
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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