Tradescantia ‘Concord Grape’
Concord grape blossoms with sulphur yellow stamens. Exceptionally tough “critters” that will put up a show through many months where other things will fail. Large 3 petalled flowers with pretty fluffy centres, atop a clump of Iris like foliage. 60cm. Tradescantia ‘Concord Grape’ is as tough as they come.
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 ‘Concord Grape’ likes Deep Shade to Partial Shade 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 ‘Concord Grape’
– Height with flowers: 45cm 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.