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Tradescantia x 'Sweet Kate'

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More About Tradescantia x 'Sweet Kate'

  • 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:

50-60 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Violet
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Spiderwort Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prune back to the ground after flowering to encourage fresh, new growth and a possible rebloom. 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. 


Tradescantia x 'Sweet Kate' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge