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.