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Blue Denim Spiderwort

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Spiderwort Blue Denim, Tradescantia 'Blue Denim', is a long-blooming selection of spiderwort with true blue flowers, the color of its namesake. Each 1-2" wide, 3-petaled flower only lasts for one day, but the plants have lots of buds, extending the bloom time up to eight weeks.

The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. The clean grey-green foliage looks great all summer long, unlike many other varieties which need to be cut back by early summer.

This variety of tradescantia has a nice clumping habit that usually does not need to be staked. Tradescantia ‘Blue Denim’ should be planted in a sunny area, tolerating some morning shade with well-drained soil. It will tolerate damp soil; should not be over watered.

Tradescantia is adaptable to many types of soil as long as it is moist and well-drained. In full sun, plants must be kept moist to prevent scorching. Plants will have nicer foliage, though perhaps fewer flowers, in partial to full shade.

This clump-forming perennial is easy to divide in either the spring or in early fall. With its true blue flowers, ‘Blue Denim’ is very attractive when planted in a naturalized area or by a pond or stream.

* True blue flowers
* Clumping habit
* No staking needed


Plant Facts

Family Tradescantia Blue Denim
Foliage Green
Mature Height 26 to 30 inches
Mature Spread 18 to 24 inches
Soil Widely adaptable
Zones 3-9
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full sun to full shade
Flower Color Blue

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