Sweet Kate Spiderwort

Sweet Kate Spiderwort

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Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'

Smaller, more compact spiderwort.  Spiderworts are floriferous spring wildflowers with attractive, satiny, 3-petaled flowers carried in clusters atop succulent jointed stems. Flower colour varies from purple, lavender, and blue to pink, rose-red, or white.

Each flower lasts but half a day, closing by early afternoon. After all the buds in a cluster have finished, cut the stems back to a side shoot or leaf axil for more flowers; if the plant looks ratty, cut back half to encourage re-bloom.

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Perennial
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10" - 14"
Spread 12" - 24"
Shape Upright
Primary Foliage Color Greenish Yellow
Seasonal Foliage Color Winter Dormant
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Purple
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun and Partial Shade
Water Preferences Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone 4-9