|Plant Series||Tradescantia CHARM™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP21480|
|EU Grant #||EU28940|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||20" / 15" / 21"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||May, June, July, August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Soil||Light, moist, and fertile.|
|pH||5.8 - 6.8|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry slightly between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Average water needs in the garden.|
|How Different?||Pink flowered form. Compared to 'Blue and Gold' (syn. Sweet Kate), it has pink flowers rather than blue and a much more compact habit.|
|Landscape Value||Colorful before it blooms! Use as an accent, for edging, in mixed beds, or containers.|
|Finish Time to 4"||6 to 8 weeks; 8 to 10 weeks in winter.|
|Comments||Easy to grow. Better habit than 'Sweet Kate' and it has rich, lavender flowers; bright gold foliage is not floppy and provides a base for the immense flowers heads averaging thirty seven flowers per cluster! Cut back for rebloom.|
Tradescantia ‘Sunshine Charm’
Add a little sunshine to your garden with this spider-wort! Glowing gold foliage creates a lovely foil for the lavender-pink flowers. This vigorous grower is very long blooming and easy to grow. More floriferous and compact than 'Blue and Gold' ('Sweet Kate'). Holds gold color and does not burn in the sun. Place in areas of half to full sun and it will absolutely charm you!
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