Tradescantia 'Sunshine Charm'Tradescantia 'Sunshine Charm'

Tradescantia ‘Sunshine Charm’


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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

SKU: TRASUNCHA Categories: , ,
Common Name Tradescantia
Family Commelinaceae
Genus Tradescantia
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Plant Series Tradescantia CHARM™ Series
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP21480
EU Grant # EU28940
Bloom Time May, June, July, August, September
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Yellow
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 15" / 21"
Soil (Garden) Light, moist, and fertile.
Water (Garden) Average water needs in the garden.
Special Uses Deep South
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.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 0.06 – 1.0
pH 5.8 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering
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