Trinity flower

Tradescantia (anderson group) 'Isis'

Trinity flower - Tradescantia (anderson group)  'Isis'

Common Name: Trinity flower
Genus: Tradescantia
Species: (anderson group)
Cultivar: 'Isis'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: sword-shaped mid-green leaves; contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation

A succession of deep violet-blue, three-petalled flowers up to 7cm (3in) across lasting just one day from June to September. These hardy Tradescantias are perfect for the middle of a mixed or herbaceous border. For the best results choose a reliably moist spot in sun or partial shade and stake with twiggy pea sticks well before the flowers appear.

  • Garden care: Cut back the flowered stems to prolong flowering and prevent the plant from self-seeding. Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. Stake with twiggy pea sticks well before the flowers appear.