• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat, to maintain consistently moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    15-18" tall x 18-24" wide
    Key Feature:
    Tolerates Wet Soils
    Blooms:
    Spring through summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:trad-es-KAN-tee-uh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding, Spreading
    Average landscape size:15-18" tall x 18-24" wide
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleRustic, Tropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in moist, acidic, rich soils. Tolerant of boggy conditions. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. May be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: a late summer shearing will encourage a second round of flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat, to maintain consistently moist soil.