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Blue & Gold Spiderwort

Tradescantia 'Blue & Gold'

Bright golden yellow, grass-like foliage creates a spectacular backdrop to the rich violet-blue flowers. Best foliage color in full sun; becomes chartreuse in shadier sites. A beautiful addition to border fronts, rock gardens, and naturalized woodland areas. Plant en masse for dynamic effect. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationtrad-es-KAN-tee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsSiberian Iris (Iris siberica); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bee Balm (Monarda); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Turtlehead (Chelone); Leopard's Bane (Doronicum)

Provide enriched, acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Maintain evenly moist soil during first growing season to develop root system; once established, tolerates wet, boggy conditions. Remove spent blooms to promote continuous flowering. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Clumps may be divided 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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