Spiderwort  Tradescantia Blue n Gold Trinity Flower
Spiderwort  Tradescantia Blue n Gold Trinity Flower
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Spiderwort  Tradescantia Blue 'n' Gold Trinity Flower

Often described as a carefree perennial, Tradescantia is one of the easiest and most attractive perennial plants that you can grow.
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  • Introducing the unique Spiderwort is a low-maintenance, easy-to-grow, hardy perennial with vibrant golden-yellow, grassy leaves and vivid, violet-blue flowers.
  • Useful for brightening up dark corners in the garden, and for adding zingy, colourful tones to the border, Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’ is a vigorous perennial.
  • Also known as 'Sweet Kate', it's great in a border among dark plants to provide a stunning contrast, and also compact enough that it can be grown in a pot.
  • With a long blooming period, the flowers last only a day or so, but continue in succession from June to September, and attract butterflies too.
  • Supplied as a collection of 6 plug plants ready to pot up and grow on.

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Introducing the unique Spiderwort is a low-maintenance, easy-to-grow, hardy perennial with vibrant golden-yellow, grassy leaves and vivid, violet-blue flowers.

Useful for brightening up dark corners in the garden, and for adding zingy, colourful tones to the border, Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’ is a vigorous perennial that's happy in light shade so makes an invaluable addition to those harder-to-plant areas.

The golden leaves appear in spring after winter dormancy (plants are fully hardy to -15°C) followed by the delightful gentian-coloured, three petalled blooms in summer which give rise the spiderwort's other name of the 'Trinity Flower'.
Also known as 'Sweet Kate', it's great in a border among dark plants to provide a stunning contrast, and also compact enough that it can be grown in a pot,  so you can grow this unusual plant without a garden - use it to brighten shaded areas of your patio, decking or balcony.

With a long blooming period, the flowers last only a day or so, but continue in succession from June to September, and attract butterflies too, which makes Tradescantia the perfect plant for using in a wildlife garden.

Supplied as a collection of 6 plug plants ready to pot up and grow on.

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Item 480517 supplied as:
Supplied as a collection of 6 plug plants ready to pot up and grow on

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Although tolerant of light shade, plants will flower best if kept in full sun in soil that stays moist.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’ Golden Spiderwort:

  • When planting outside, prefers partial shade with moist soil or compost.
  • On receipt of your order, unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you can’t do this, they can sit in their mini greenhouse packing for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • When big enough to plant out (4-6 weeks).
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with compost, gravel, bark etc.


Aftercare Advice for Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’ Trinity Flower:

  • Keep plants regularly watered.
  • Remove faded flowers to prolong blooming.


Pruning Advice for Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold:

  • Plants respond well to pruning back to around 20cm if they get over-tall.
  • To finish the season, one final chop to the ground in autumn will encourage new growth the following year.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

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When Your Plant Will Flower
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
60 cm
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