Tradescantia - x andersoniana 'Little Doll' / Spiderwort

    Tradescantia - x andersoniana 'Little Doll' / Spiderwort


    Tradescantia 'Little Doll' is a charming and compact perennial that belongs to the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. This cultivar is a cultivar of Tradescantia fluminensis, a species native to Brazil. The 'Little Doll' is valued for its dainty and delicate appearance and its pretty pink and white flowers.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 6-8 inches
    • Spread: 12-18 inches
    • Flower color: Pink and white
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early fall
    • Foliage: Variegated green and cream
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full sun
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Tradescantia 'Little Doll' is a versatile and low-maintenance plant that can be used in various garden designs. Its small size and pretty foliage make it an ideal choice for rock gardens, borders, and containers. It can also be used as a groundcover in shaded areas.

    This cultivar is a great addition to any garden as it is hardy, drought-tolerant, and disease-resistant. It also attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden, making it an excellent choice for pollinator gardens.

    Companion Plants:

    • Salvia 'May Night' - The deep purple blooms of this salvia will look striking next to the softer hues of 'Little Doll'.
    • Allium 'Globemaster' - The large, round blooms of this allium will create a bold statement when planted with 'Little Doll'.
    • Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' - The delicate, yellow blooms of this coreopsis will provide a lovely contrast to the vibrant blooms of 'Little Doll'.

    Care Instructions:
    Tradescantia 'Little Doll' is an easy-to-care-for plant that requires minimal maintenance. It prefers well-draining, moist soil, and partial shade to full sun exposure. Water regularly and fertilize occasionally to promote healthy growth. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming.

    Final Thoughts:
    In conclusion, Tradescantia 'Little Doll' is a delightful and low-maintenance plant that adds a touch of beauty to any garden. Its delicate appearance and pretty flowers make it a popular choice among gardeners. As a cultivar of a species native to Brazil, this plant has a unique and interesting history that adds to its appeal. Whether planted as a groundcover, border, or container plant, Tradescantia 'Little Doll' is sure to bring joy and charm to your garden.