Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'

A More Compact, Longer Blooming Tradescantia
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Features to Note


4 - 9

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

12 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained, Wet

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


More compact and longer blooming than most tradescantia, 'Sweet Kate' creates a high contrast, high impact color combination with clusters of 3-petaled, yellow-stamened, violet-blue flowers appearing even more vibrant set against a complementary background of bright chartreuse foliage. The arching, iris-like leaves will have the best color when planted in full sun.

A hardy, clump-forming mound, virtually pest and disease free, spiderwort will grow just about anywhere that has fertile, well-drained soil, including woodland gardens, wild gardens, naturalized areas, water edges, cottage gardens, and rock gardens. It makes a great border. After the bloom cycle, cut back hard to promote regrowth and another bloom cycle in fall.


Genus: Tradescantia
Species: hybrid
Variety: 'Sweet Kate'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Late Spring
Bloom Season End: Mid Summer
Bloom Color: Purple, Red
Habit: Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Winter Interest
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No



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