Sweet Kate Spiderwort
Sweet Kate Spiderwort is a great plant that can fit in well in your landscape. This is a shorter perennial, growing to 12 inches tall. This plant grows in a clump, with upright flower stems and long arching foliage. Its compact size makes it a great choice to be placed in a variety of locations. It has interesting foliage. The leaves have an grass-like appearance with long narrow leaves. When in full sunlight, the leaves have a golden yellow color, and light green when in the shade. Flowers form in clusters on the end of the stems in the late spring into the early summer. The individual flowers are purple-blue and are rather small in size, open in the morning and close in the afternoon.
Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ grows to a height of 9 to 12 inches, with a similar spread. It is recommended for climate zones 4 to 9. It can grow in either full sun or partial shade. Sweet Kate grows best in well drained soils with moderate amounts of moisture. This plant is not know to have any serious disease or insect issues. Once the summer heat sets in, this plant can be sheared down, which will encourage new foliage growth and possible flower bloom in the late summer or early autumn.
Care & Shipping Notes
NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, CA, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.
Mary Vahary –
I have not purchased yet , but like the selection
Darlene Southwick –
I absolutely love this flower. What they failed to mention is they open in the morning sun and close in the evening. They do multiply and spread each year, but not really invasive. So more beautiful flowers. Also if you brush up against the flower the purple color gets on your clothes or skin. They are a fascinating plant.
Julie Couch –
I thought they were called morning glorys..now i know