Tradescantia caerula plena

DOUBLE BLUE

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Description

Tradescantia caerula plena
DOUBLE BLUE

Double blue flowers held on stems around 60cm above its deep strappy foliage. Tradescantia caerula plena DOUBLE BLUE enjoys a position from Deep Shade to Partial Sun but harsh afternoon Sun may scorch the leaves.

Showy and Tough

It’s clear that these plants love moisture, however they are actually very tolerant of dry conditions once established. An all round easy to grow plant, Tradescantia likes Deep Shade to Partial Sun and happy in Dry Shade too. Each flower only lasts for one day, but the plants have lots of buds to bloom, extending the flowering time up to eight weeks. The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary.

Growing: Tradescantia caerula plena
DOUBLE BLUE

– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 20cm approx.

– Position: Deep Shade and can also grow happily in Dappled Sun but must avoid afternoon Sun.
– Soil: Tradescantia is adaptable to many types of soil but must be moist and well-drained is ideal.

– Fragrance: None, however the beautiful blooms makes up for that.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Butterflies, Bees as well as Birds and other pollinators.

– Care: Simply cut back to the ground in winter. Don’t let younger plants get too dry, especially in winter. Mulch or regular watering is best. Tradescantia thrive in humidity and will grow easily in a moist positioning.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests but they might have a nibble.
– Origin: Native to North America.

 

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