tradescantia x 'sweet kate' (spiderwort)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • AKA tradescantia x 'blue and gold'
  • cultivar from the x andersoniana group
  • compact, upright, tufted, clump forming perennial
  • numerous buds form a terminal cluster
  • three-petals form triangular-shaped blooms with hairy stamens
  • deep violet-blue flowers have contrasting, yellow stamens
  • foliage emerges fiery-red in early spring
  • narrow, grass-like, golden foliage in the summer
  • bloom time: early to late summer
  • zone 5
  • height 50-60cm 
  • spread 40-50cm
  • colour violet
  • prune back to the ground after flowering to encourage fresh, new growth and a possible re-bloom
  • plant in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade
  • this perennial tolerates both full sun and full shade
  • consistent moisture is a must in full sun to prevent leaf scorch, whereas fewer flowers may develop in dense shade
  • partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • rabbit resistant
  • long blooming
  • rock garden