is a clumping perennial, often planted as an ornamental. A native treasure found in woodlands and open fields, Wild Spiderwort has light purple flowers with a unique look. The brilliant golden foliage (brightest in full sun) of Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' is highlighted with a procession of deep blue flowers from late spring until fall. • Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. Monday-Friday. This new import from the UK is taking the gardening world by storm! From late spring to midsummer, the foliage is topped by small clusters of three-petaled, violet blue flowers, up to 1.5 in. Add to Cart. Close × Share This Page. about us; privacy policy; send email; site map; view cart; bluffviewnursery.org ORDER NOW FOR ALL YOUR WINTER AND SPRING PLANTING NEEDS,WE ACCEPT PAYPAL BUT IF YOU DONT HAVE PAYPAL GIVE US A CALL AT 931-815-2632 WE ACCEPT VISA MASTER CARD AMERICAN EXPRESS AND DISCOVER 'Sweet Kate's foliage maintains its best color in some sun. Cut back after the first blooms in July and August, and it reblooms come fall! Charlotte’s Web Spiderwort Care. TRADESCANTIA SWEET KATE 50mm Pot. Growing in clumps formed by arching, grass-like foliage, Wild Spiderwort is apt to spread and mutiply, making it a great choice for edging beds. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. A "wort" was a general term for any type of plant used for medicinal purposes. With so many native Tradescantia species and their ability to grow in full to part sun, it is amazing that so little work has been done with spiderworts. 2.9 out of 5 stars 4. Spiderworts are easily grown in moist to boggy soils and can be cut back when flowering slows to force a repeat bloom. Noted for its luminous chartreuse foliage, Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' (Spider Lily) is a compact clump-forming perennial with narrowly lance-shaped bright golden-yellow leaves. Simply cut back to the ground in winter to enjoy this uniquely coloured garden delight. FREE Shipping. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. Low-growing enough to be planted in … This new import from the UK is taking the gardening world by storm! In late spring the bright purple flowers look like butterflies perched on the iridescent lime-green foliage. (syn: Tradescantia 'Blue and Gold') This UK imported spiderwort was discovered in the garden of Mrs. Stevens of Rusthall, Kent, and named after her blond-haired daughter, Kate Stevens. Terminal clusters of three petaled, royal blue flowers are produced for much of the summer. Yes you may get seedlings (and I don't think Sweet Kate seeds true) but they are easy to yank when young. Powered by Shopify, Tradescantia x 'Sweet Kate' Spiderwort/Widow's Tears. Sweet Kate is an easy to grow perennial that produces brilliant gold foliage and masses of deep blue flowers. Three-petaled, purplish-blue flowers (to 1.5” diameter) accented by contrasting yellow stamens are borne in terminal clusters (umbels) atop stiff stems. Virginia Spiderwort is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial in the dayflower family that is native to the eastern and central USA and is found in the Piedmont of NC. 05 Blue & Gold Spiderwort. The common name also comes from the plant stems' unusual secretion of mucus, which has a spiderweb-like stickiness. Perennial Farm Marketplace Tradescantia andersoniana 'Sweet Kate' (Spiderwort) Perennial, Size-#1 Container, Brilliant Gentian Blue Flowers 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 $23.05 $ 23 . The flowers only last for a day and are r The plants spread by underground stolons forming clumps and grow 2-3 feet tall by 1 foot wide. × New and Unread Tree-Mails. Try teaming Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ with deep green leaves of some Hosts a or for real contrast, purple foliage such as Coleus. The Charlotte’s Web Spiderwort is easy to care for, as these plants will grow just fine in either sun or shade settings. This stellar performer has a beautiful upright stature with a compact habit. Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate', also known as Blue and Gold Spiderwort, is hardy herbaceous perennial with unique contrasting colors. 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