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Tradescantia 'Concord Grape'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Triangular, concord grape blossoms with sulphur yellow stamens. Each 1.5 inch wide, 3-petaled flower only lasts for one day, but the plants have lots of buds, extending the bloom time up to eight weeks. The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary.This cultivar has frosted blue-green foliage which remains compact, making it attractive both in bloom and out.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Tradescantia is adaptable to many types of soil as long as it is moist and well-drained. It will grow in any amount of sunlight, from full sun to full shade. In full sun, plants must be kept moist to prevent scorching. Plants will have nicer foliage, though perhaps fewer flowers, in partial to full shade. After flowering declines, cut plants all the way back. This will encourage new growth and a second round of bloom. This clump-forming perennial is easy to divide in either the spring or in early fall. Seedlings may sprout around the parent plant, but they are easily lifted and moved. Tradescantia is very attractive when planted in a naturalized area or by a pond or stream.

Flower Color

Concord Grape with yellow stamens

Foliage Color

Blue green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Astilbe-Hybrid (Astilbe ), Bellflower-Serbian (Campanula poscharskyana), Daylily-Designer (Hemerocallis ), Hosta (Hosta ), Iris-Siberian (Iris sibirica)

Plant Height

15-18 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Mass Plant, Border, Container

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full to part shade, Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests