Tradescantia Sweet Kate
Common Name: Spiderwort
Clumps of grassy like bright chartruese foliage with purple flowers contrast nicely.
If planted in more sun the foliage will turn to a yellow color.
Flowers from late spring and throughout summer.
It gets its common name from a secretion which is released when cut becomes threadlike and silky upon hardening similar to a spider's web.
Use in beds and borders. Attracts butterflies. Perfect addition to the shade garden.
Exposure: Part sun to shade.
Photos courtesy of Bailey Nurseries