This vigorous, easy to grow perennial sports vibrant golden foliage with gentian-blue flowers.
Commonly known as a spiderwort, Tradescantia Blue & Gold is a good plant for novice gardeners because it's so easy to grow and the flowers and foliage are so attractive. It grows in many soil types, even wet, boggy sites, but it thrives in moist, well drained soil. Cut back after the first blooms in July and August, and it reblooms come fall!
Set plants in somewhat dry, poor soil in full sun to partial shade. For best flowering and shape, however, site them in moist, rich, well-drained soil.
How to Grow
After the plants flower, cut them down to about 6" for more compact foliage and to encourage new blooms. Divide plants every 3 or 4 years in sping to prevent overcrowding and to keep them from spreading too quickly.
Plant tradescantia in the front of a border or along a walkway. These plants are ideal in naturalized areas and partly shady sites. They combine well with hostas, epimediums, hardy geraniums or cranesbills, and annual impatiens.