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Tradescantia - x andersoniana 'Snowcap' / Spiderwort

    Tradescantia - x andersoniana 'Snowcap' / Spiderwort


    Tradescantia 'Snowcap' is a stunning perennial plant that boasts delicate white flowers and vibrant green and white variegated foliage. This cultivar is a hybrid of Tradescantia ohiensis and Tradescantia virginiana, and was first introduced in the mid-1990s.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Flower color: White
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early fall
    • Foliage: Green and white variegated
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial sun to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Tradescantia 'Snowcap' is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It is perfect for mixed borders, rock gardens, or as a ground cover. This plant is also suitable for containers and hanging baskets.

    This plant is easy to grow and care for, making it an excellent choice for novice gardeners. It is also deer resistant and attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

    Companion Plants:

    • Hosta 'Blue Angel' - The large blue leaves of this hosta contrast nicely with the white and green foliage of 'Snowcap'.
    • Pulmonaria - hybrid 'Trevi Fountain' - The blue flowers and spotted foliage of this perennial provide a nice complement to the white flowers and green and white foliage of 'Snowcap'.
    • Heuchera 'Palace Purple' - The deep purple foliage of this heuchera creates a nice contrast with the white flowers and green and white foliage of 'Snowcap'.

    Care Instructions:
    Tradescantia 'Snowcap' prefers partial sun to full shade and well-draining, moist soil. Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist. This plant benefits from regular pruning to encourage bushier growth and prevent legginess.

    Final Thoughts:
    Tradescantia 'Snowcap' is a lovely addition to any garden, providing vibrant color and easy-care maintenance. Its variegated foliage and delicate white flowers make it a standout plant that is sure to impress.