Tradescantia x andersoniana ‘Sweet Kate’
Good for pollinators

Common Name : Virginia spiderwortType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingFoliage : Semi-evergreenHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : BlueFlowering from : Juneto AugustFoliage colour : Yellow-greenHardiness : H6
Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoilSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnTo be Sheltered Fragrant

Syn. Virginia spiderwort, Lady’s Tears ‘Sweet Kate’, spider lily ‘Sweet Kate’

Brilliant gold leaves highlight the deep blue/purple flowers of Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’. The plant forms dense spreading clumps of erect narrow strap-like leaves. Three petalled flowers form from late spring into fall. The stamen stems are the same pleasing lavender blue and have an enchanting bright yellow dot of pollen on each that appears to magically float above the flower. Excellent for providing some colour in difficult locations, or in naturalized plantings.


N7

2015.- A gift from ZZ. Planted in Spring 2015. Has developed well and flowers constantly from June till November!

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