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Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’

Deep Blue

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USDA Zones: 3-9

Also known by the name ‘Sweet Kate'. This remarkable selection has bright chartreuse-yellow grassy foliage, forming a compact mound and studded with a long display of rich gentian-blue triangular flowers. Flowering will continue all summer if old blooms are removed. Loves a rich, moist soil. If the plants collapses in summer, just prune back to 2 inches to rejuvenate. Spiderworts appreciate a moist, rich soil, and will even tolerate wet sites beside a stream or pond. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Attractive to butterflies.

 Sun Exposure 
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade

Soil Type 
  Sandy or

Soil pH 
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or

Soil Moisture 
  Average or

Care Level 

Flower Colour 
  Deep Blue 

Blooming Time 
  Early Summer  
  Mid Summer  
  Late Summer  
  Early Fall 

Foliage Color 

Plant Uses & Characteristics 
  Accent: Good Texture/Form  
  Attracts Butterflies  
  Attracts Hummingbirds  
  Cut Flower  
  Rabbit Resistant  

Flower Head Size 

   45-55 cm  
   18-21 inches

   45-60 cm  
   18-23 inches

Foot Traffic 

Growth Rate 

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