Tradescantia Sweet Kate
Common Name: Spiderwort
Clumps of grassy green foliage with blue flowers contrast nicely.
Flowers from late spring and throughout summer.
It gets its common name from a secretion that is released when cut becomes threadlike and silky upon hardening similar to a spider's web.
Use in beds and borders. Attracts butterflies. The perfect addition to the shade garden.
Exposure: Part sun to shade.
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.