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Red Cloud Spiderwort

Tradescantia andersoniana 'Red Cloud'

SKU
40032
Large three-petaled purple-red flowers with yellow stamens against bright green foliage create a lush mound in rock garden, border or container. Flowers last a day, but non-stop buds continue for weeks. Easy care; requires no deadheading. Thrives in moist soil.
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Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat, to maintain consistently moist soil.

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Botanical Pronunciationtrad-es-KAN-tee-uh
Average Size at Maturity15-18" tall x 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeSpring through summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsRequires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat, to maintain consistently moist soil.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-10

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