Red Spiderwort - Tradescantia virginiana 'Rubra'

Showy perennial with long narrow green foliage and clusters of triangular red flowers that bloom all summer. The stamens inside the flower petals are yellow for added color. Excellent for moist borders or in Container. Attracts butterflies.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Red
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Fall
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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Plant in moist well drained soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new growth. Cut back spent flowers to promote new blossoms. Shear back the plant after blooming to tidy up and keep full. Cut back plants in fall. 

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