Common Name : spiderwort, spider lily 'Sweet Kate'Family : CommelinaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : BlueFlowering from : Juneto AugustFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : Yellow-greenHardiness: Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSeason of interest : Summer - Autumn
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.