Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blushing Bride') in the Tradescantias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: Forms dense, spreading clumps 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Variegated
Other: Has white and pink bands on leaves in cooler periods that fade to green as summer progresses.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Three petaled white flowers, blushed with pink shades.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Still has markings from chill

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Location: Gainesboro, TNDate: 2011-05-18Still has markings from chill
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Posted by sheryl (Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ - Zone 9b) on Dec 6, 2011 8:47 PM

This plant has been frost tender, but root hardy in 6b/7a. It does root where the stems touch the ground as well as underground. I've never noticed any blooms on it. Very easily propagated in moist soil.

Variegation is supposed to show in both spring and fall, but I've only seen it in spring. I've read that the color is better in shadier conditions. My own plant is in partial sun/ shade and thriving.

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