SPIDERWORT

Pink spiderwort (Tradescantia gigantea) is in full effect in central Texas. If you live in Austin, it's probably already in your garden.

Often overlooked during wildflower season, it is glorious in mass plantings under trees or at the shady periphery of a meadow garden. New fuchsia blooms deepen to dark violet on tall stalks.

Bees love it. We do too.