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Widow's Tears

Widow's Tears

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.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
  • Bloom Time Late spring, summer, early fall.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Full Shade

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Botanical Name: Tradescantia virginiana

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Tradescantia virginiana
  • Ship As :

    NO. 2 BAREROOT
  • Flower Color :

    Mixed
  • Flower Form :

    3 equal obovate petals.
  • Foliage Type :

    Dense clumps of erect, rather fleshy stems with linear to lanceolate parallel-veined leaves to 1' long in leaflike bracts.
  • Mature Spread :

    18 - 24 inches

Growing Tips

  • Soil Moisture :

    Thrives in poor soil. Requires minimal watering or feeding.

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Shipping Information

K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.


       Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule

  • Elephant Ears and Crinum
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    1A-6B April 29, 2019 June 3, 2019
    7A-13B April 1, 2019 June 3, 2019

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    1A-4B May 6, 2019 June 3, 2019
    5A April 1, 2019 June 3, 2019
    5B March 18, 2019 June 3, 2019
    6A March 11, 2019 June 3, 2019
    6B March 4, 2019 June 3, 2019
    7A-7B February 25, 2019 June 3, 2019
    8A-8B February 18, 2019 May 13, 2019
    9A-13B February 11, 2019 May 13, 2019


In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.

Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

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Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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