Tradescantia andersonia Pink Chablis

Spiderwort

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18" (Plant 16-18" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Patent: #15,971
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Soft pink-blushed flowers with flouncy ruffled white edges. Feathery centers are highlighted with bright yellow anthers that float above the flower. Long blooming!

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.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Tried & True / Good for Beginners

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 not cut back in summer, cut back after killing frost.

$15.95 ea.
(3+) $15.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: TRPC