Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'
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Common Name:
Spiderwort
   
Ornamental Features:
Narrowly lance-shaped, pointed hairless, yellow green leaves. Blue flowers, each have 3 wide-open, triangular petals and fluffy-hairy stamen hairs.
   
Habit and Growth Rate:
Clump-formimg, spreading perennial with erect, branching stems. Grows 16 to 24 inches high and 18 to 24 inches wide.
   
Landscape Value:
Suitable for a mixed or herbaceous border. After flowering, cut back flowered stems to prevent seeding and to encourage further flowers.
   
Hardiness:
Zone 5-9
   
Culture:
Use a moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.
   
Pot Size & Finish Time:
1 gallon (16 to 20 weeks).
   
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture.
   
Pest/Disease Problems:
Aphids and spider mites.
   
More Information:
Clump-forming, branching perennial with erect stems that is suitable for borders. Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.