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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!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 15″ / 21″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July, August, September

Common Name Tradescantia
Family Commelinaceae
species hybrid
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Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP21480
EU Grant # EU28940
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 15" / 21"
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Soil Light, moist, and fertile.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
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Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
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.
Grower Notes --
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