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'Charlotte's Web' Spiderwort Tradescantia hybrid

Exposure
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 2'
Height
16" - 18"
Spread
2' - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    Grass-like, chartreuse to gold leaves are edged with a thin red margin in spring. Small, soft blue flowers open in the morning and close on sunny days. More sun exposure brings out best gold foliage color.

    Foliage Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    16 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 28 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 28 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Soft blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in part sun to sun, but will grow in sun to shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Cut plants back after flowering to rejuvenate the foliage.

    'Charlotte's Web' Tradescantia hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I hope you can help with my question. I started with 3 plants and now over the years they have spread to other locations in my garden. I really don't want this to happen, so is there something I am not doing incorrectly to have this happen. It is almost like the plant is invasive. Thank you.

      Caryn V
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Grows exceptionally well in full sun Colorado garden. Showy, beautiful coloring gives fantastic curb appeal to my front garden.

      LaceyJane
      , 3 years ago
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