by Connie Oswald Stofko
I received this question from a reader:
I have several spiderwort (transcandentia) in a variety of colors. I love the plants, however, their bloom only lasts until late afternoon, then they close up.
Is there anything I can do to extend their bloom time or is this just typical of the plant?
Also, can they be cut back to bring another full blooming young plant at a certain time during the summer?
I have spiderwort, and mine close up in the afternoon, too.
My spiderwort seems to be done for the season, so if there’s a way to get more blooms out of it, I’d like to know!
Readers, can you help with these spiderwort questions? If so, please share by leaving a comment below.
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A more efficient route for getting your questions answered is to turn to Master Gardeners with Cornell Cooperative Extension or to turn to your local garden center.
For Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County, call (716) 652-5400 from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Chautauqua County, email your question to CCEMGCC@gmail.com; call the Helpline at (716) 664-9502, ext. 224, or stop in to the Ag Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays.
There are helpful Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in other counties, too. Find contact information here for your county’s Cooperative Extension office.