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Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Blue and Gold'

Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Blue and Gold'

Description: A clump forming herbaceous with strap like golden leaves which contrast superbly with the blue/purple flowers from May to July.  The unusual flowers have 3 flat triangular petals and are in groups. 

Uses: Suitable for any border.  Careful placement to make sure the contrasting blue and gold are shown at their best for example in front of plain green foliage.

Climate/Position: Sun or partial shade

Height/Spread: 40 cm x 30 cm

Soil Requirements: Any moisture retentive soil

Pruning: Cut back in the autumn

Special Requirements: Divide plants every three to four years to rejuvenate them.

Additional Interest: Named after acclaimed gardener John Tradescant the elder who was buried in the 1600's in Lambeth and the church is now the location of the Garden History Museum.