Is there a more enchanting colour mix than purple and chartreuse? The exquisite cultivar of spiderwort, Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’, does a marvelous job of capturing this alluring combination. Slightly ruffled, velvety pairs of three-petal blooms, cluster atop gentle swords of yellow-green. Spiderwort is an easy and congenial mixer in the perennial garden, spreading moderately to form a bright patch of thick soft blades. While 'Blue and Gold' is my favourite, there are 75 species of spiderwort to choose from, coming in shades of white, mauve, pink and purple, as well as bi-colour versions.
Technical stuff – Spiderwort/Tradescantia ‘Blue and Gold’, hardy perennial to zone 4, height and spread of about 20”, sun to part shade, likes moist soil, summer bloomer.