Spiderwort
Tradescantia 'Clifford's Good Morning'

Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tradescantia (trad-es-KAN-tee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Clifford's Good Morning
Registered or introduced: 2009

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Variegated

Bronze-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pikesville, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 6, 2010, lawgal from Pikesville, MD wrote:

I could only find one other comment about this cultivar online so I called Clifford's Perennials & Vines in Michigan and they confirmed that they discovered this cultivar several years ago and named it. They advised me that it had very limited distribution (but yet I got one here in Maryland at a major retailer!).

It is definitely a more compact variety than traditional spiderwort. It has returned very healthy-looking this year (2010) after I planted it towards the end of the summer last year.

I will upload some pictures other than the plant tag I had, once it blooms this year. I am very pleased with it!