Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
This beautiful plant group contains some of the most unique blooms in the world.  This genus
is a small family that has roughly 65 species, which range from hardy perennials to tropical
house plants (Wanderng Jew).  The leaves are characteristically borne in an alternating fashion
up and down strong or sprawling stems (dependant on species).  The leaves are lance shaped
and fleshy.  The flowers are short lived and borne in pairs in terminal or axillary cymes.  In
most cases the flowers burst open in early morning and are wilted by the afternoon sun, with
new flowers formed daily.  Our plants offerings are hardy perennials.
Tradescantia Growing Tips
  • Plant in a well-drained soil that has been enriched with organic matter or already has an
    adequate amount of organic matter.
  • Before planting make sure the pH of your soil is within a 5.5-7.0 for optimum growth
    and flowering.
  • The use of an all purpose granular fertilizer in fall is beneficial for adding more bloom
    power, but is not necessary if soil has adequate organic matter.
  • Mulch plants with wood or like material for soil moisture consistency.
  • Cut flowering stalks 6" above the ground after blooming has ceased to encourage a late
    season bloom.
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Tradescantia 'Bold Blue'
Our own selection with intense blue blooms on
dwarf plants.  More compact habit for better
garden performance.

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Availability: In Stock
Tradescantia 'Red Grape'
A compact tradescantia with silver tinted leaves
and purple leaf margins that contrast beautifully
with the rich pink blooms.

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Availability: Fall '14
Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'
A stellar performer for the partial shade garden
that combines dark blue blooms with golden
foliage.  A knock out display.

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Availability: Fall '14