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Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Concord Grape' (Spider Lily)

Spider Lily 'Concord Grape', Spiderwort 'Concord Grape'


Award-winning Tradescantia 'Concord Grape' (Spider Lily) is an excellent clump-forming perennial with narrowly lance-shaped blue-green leaves which remain attractive during most of the growing season. From early to midsummer, the foliage is topped by small clusters of three-petaled, bright purple flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with showy yellow stamens. Blooming in succession for about 8 weeks, each flower lasts only a day but there is such an abundance of flower buds that this plant is rarely out of blooms. The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. 

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 15-18 in. tall (37-45 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
  • Easily grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils in sun or shade.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens or coastal gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.
  • After flowering, cut back flowered stems to prevent seeding and to encourage further flowers.
  • Propagate by division in spring or autumn.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Tradescantia - Spiderworts
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Tradescantia - Spiderworts
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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