The Spiderwort 'Sweet Kate', Tradescantia, has a brilliant gold leaf form. This new import from the UK is taking the gardening world by storm! The brilliant golden foliage (brightest in full sun) is highlighted with a procession of deep blue flowers from late spring until fall.
When the stems of spiderworts are cut, a viscous stem secretion is released which becomes threadlike and silky upon hardening, like a spider's web. That is how it got its name. ‘Sweet Kate’ opens broad and flat in the heat of the day, then wither and curl under to be replaced the next morning by a new batch of blooms. The foliage of spiderworts looks very similar to a daylily's.
If flowering slows, behead ‘Sweet Kate’, and it will start to regrow and flower all over again. Being a vigorous grower, each plant becomes a true masterpiece. Fantastic in shade gardens and combos; thrives in sun to partial shade.
* Deep blue flowers
* Gold foliage
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 - 36 inches|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Violet, Blue|