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Red Cloud Spiderwort

$3.50

Perennial Red Cloud Spiderwort – TRADESCANTIA ‘Red Cloud’. 15-18″ tall, 18-24″ spread, full sun-full shade, early-midsummer bloom. Triangular, rose-purple blossoms. Each 1-2″ wide, 3-petaled flower only lasts for one day, but the plants have tons of buds, extending the bloom time up to eight weeks. The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. Attracts butterflies & is bee friendly. Zones 3-9. #1 bareroot.

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Hardiness
3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Color
Purple
Bloom Time
Early Summer
Growth
Medium
Usage
Outdoor
Exposure
Full Sun
Resistance
Height
Dimensions 13-24 in
Spread
13-24

Fragrant
No
Watering
Average
Container
Yes
Planting
Spring | Summer | Fall
Attracts
Butterflies
Reblooming
No
Sold As/With
#1 grade bareroot

Tradescantia is adaptable to many types of soil as long as it is moist and well-drained. It will grow in any amount of sunlight, from full sun to full shade. In full sun, plants must be kept moist to prevent scorching. Plants will have nicer foliage, though perhaps fewer flowers, in partial to full shade. After flowering declines, cut plants all the way back. This will encourage new growth and a second round of bloom.

This clump-forming perennial is easy to divide in either the spring or in early fall. Seedlings may sprout around the parent plant, but they are easily lifted and moved. Tradscantia is very attractive when planted in a naturalized area or by a pond or stream.

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