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Spiderwart Bilberry

Tradescantia ‘Bilberry Ice’

Photo: Spiderwart Bilberry

A beautiful hybrid selection. Narrow grassy foliage forms a compact mound that is studded with a summer-long display of triangular lavender-blue flowers, flushed with white at the petal edges. Plants should be trimmed back hard after the first flush of flowers is over, to rejuvenate the foliage and encourage repeat bloom in late summer. Happiest in a sunny, moist site. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in spring. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium

Properties

Height
18 - 24 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy