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Tradescantia andersonia Red Grape Special Item New Item

Spiderwort

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15" (Plant 12-18" 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: Red / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Jewel-toned, sparkling red-violet flowers with feathery coordinating stamens tipped with a bright dot of golden yellow. Fan-shaped foliage tinted a grape purple at the fan base emerges a frosty blue green maturing to a lush pleasing mound.

Trasdescantia are excellent for providing some color in difficult locations or in naturalized plantings. Stunning when paired with daylilies.

Features to Note:

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

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.

$14.95 $12.71 ea.
(3+) $14.50 $12.32 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: TRRG