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Tradescantia Charlotte's Web

Spiderwort

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Plant Code: TRCW

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This outstanding gold-foliaged Spiderwort doesn’t burn in the sun! Narrow blades emerge in spring with a thin red margin. More sun exposure transitions chartreuse foliage to gold. Soft lavender-blue flowers weave throughout the arching habit. Wilber approved!

Tradescantia form dense spreading clumps of erect narrow strap-like leaves. Each flower stalk has many flower buds. When flower stems are cut, a secretion is released that is threadlike and silky much like a spider web; hence, the common name, Spiderwort.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 18"
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Blue
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Tradescantia General Information

Tradescantia are easily grown in soils that are moist to boggy. Can be sheared to the ground in midsummer. New foliage will return and possibly rebloom in Fall. When flower stems are cut, a secretion is released that is threadlike and silky much like a spider web; hence, the common name, Spiderwort.

Tradescantia Plant Care

Prefers moist to wet, fertile soil. Can be divided every 2 - 3 years in spring or fall. Cutting plants back by half in May will produce more compact plants, if desired. Remove spent blossoms through blooming season to increase repeat blooms. Flower buds close up by late afternoon. If foliage declines in summer heat, cut back almost to ground to promote new foliage and 2nd bloom late summer to fall. If not cut back in summer, cut back after killing frost.