Tradescantia x. andersoniana Zwanenburg Blue (Spiderwort)

This herbaceous perennial features small, trilobal, bright violet blue flowers with yellow stamens in the centre on stems sprouting up among bright green grass-like leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
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Dark purple buds open to reveal large lilac-silver bell-like blooms. Non-seeding flowers are nectar and pollen rich. Tidy, compact habit.

Blooms early to mid summer
24-30″ tall x 14-18″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and other pollinators

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear deeply-cupped leaves that are blue-green and heavily corrugated. Near white bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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This small perennial features violet flowers with sepals marked distinctively with a central yellow, or white, and purple striped band. One, sometimes two, violet flowers appear on short slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate. Dwarf habit.

Blooms mid-spring
0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Miniature

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This herbaceous perennial features racemes of pink flowers on tall stems bearing long deep wine purple basal and stem leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This dwarf deciduous shrub features clusters of panicles covered in small, dark pink flower buds that open to reveal sweetly fragrant, bright pink flowers, and foliage of rich green, ovate-elliptic leaves. Mid-season new growth makes way for more blooms in mid-summer through fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2.5-3 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer resistant
Fragrant
Rebloomer

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This low-growing evergreen shrub forms a mat of rooting stems bearing small, glossy leaves that emerge bronze, then turn green in summer when tiny pink-tinged white flowers bloom, then give way to bright red cranberries that ripen in fall. The foliage turns an attractive copper shade in winter, providing late season interest. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts pollinators
Groundcover

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