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Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’
Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’
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Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’


USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.520.460

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.

Further details for
Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
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
   45-55 cm
   18-21 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate