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Tradescantia rubra

Spider Lily

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Large blooms in vivid magenta

Clump-forming hardy border perennial

Long flowering season

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Hardy Tradescantia are useful border plants with unusual 3-petalled flowers produced over a long period, nestled amongst long, sword-shaped evergreen leaves. Unusual amongst spiderworts, Tradescantia rubra boasts striking large magenta blooms with contrasting yellow stamens. The vivid flowers are produced over a long season, throughout summer and into autumn. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 50cm (20in).

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Perennial

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sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


1 Litre (64690)

Grow hardy Tradescantia in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Cut back spent flower stems to stimulate reblooming and fresh new growth.

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