Finally—a gold foliage Spiderwort that doesn’t burn in sun! This native cultivar stood up to the test in our full sun trials here at Walters Gardens in Zeeland, Michigan. ‘Charlotte’s Web’ excelled from spring until fall, outperforming ‘Sweet Kate’ and all others in sun tolerance. Its grass-like leaves emerge in spring with a thin red margin on the edges of each leaf blade. The chartreuse foliage transitions to gold with more sun exposure. Small, three-petaled soft blue flowers cover the arching, bushy clumping habit. Like most Tradescantia of its type, flowers will open in the morning and close in the afternoon on sunny days. They may remain open on cloudy days. This easy care perennial is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance or native perennials.
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