I recently ordered my first Tradescantia plants, and they will be arriving in May. Thanks for helpful info on culture. Love those new pastels! I didn't know they were out there. I'm the type that is put off by anything with "spider" in the name. I'll call them Tradescantia. ;-) Thank you for a great article, Todd!
I love the plants, although the offspring will revert back to the 'wild form' of Tradescantia and could be some variant of the hybrid that I planted. But the color of blooms are charming regardless. Thanks for the well written article.
I experimented with interplanting a few of these amid the daylilies to extend the blooming time and color palette. I think that was about my first DG trade so I don't even remember where they are or what became of them, I blame DH! It was 'Sweet Kate', I remember now. Thank you, Todd, for more good information! xx, Carrie
Loved your article. I bought a spiderwort about 3 years ago, not knowing anything about them. I just loved the little iris/lily-like flowers. I have since purchased about 5 others, of varying colors. I have them in a sunny bed right now, but am thinking about moving them to partial shade to add some color there, and make room for more roses, in their spot.
I have heard that they can be invasive, but I I have not found that. ( of course I am in zone 4) Thanks again for great info.