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Tradescantia andersonii Zwanenburg Blue


  • »  Large clusters of deep blue three-lobed flowers during summer
  • »  Continual bloomer if deadheaded
  • »  Deep green erect to arching foliage
  • »  Adaptable to many soil conditions
  • »  Great border plant

  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-9
  • Height:50-60 cm
  • Spread:45-50 cm
  • Bloom Color: Blue
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Partial Sun
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Tradescantia andersonii 'Zwanenburg Blue'

Tradescantias grow and flower best in full sun and cool, moist locations. They also do well in partially sunny and bog locations. They spread everywhere, but other plants keep them in line, and it is easy to pull out little plantlets that you do not want. Pruning the plant back by half after a heavy flowering period prevents repopulation by seed and stimulates a re-bloom. In the fall or late summer you may need to deadhead the foliage. Divide in early spring to control spread.