Tradescantia sillamontana, White Velvet, White Gossamer, Cobweb Spiderwort

Tradescantia sillamontana

White Velvet, White Gossamer, Cobweb Spiderwort
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: Northeastern Mexico
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliagePink flowers

Fuzzy leaved spiderwort, appearing as if its leaves were covered with spiderwebs. Silver green leaves frosted with white fuzzy cobwebbing whorled around upright stems. Low growing and spreading, to 10-12" x 18", with striking magenta flowers in summer through autumn. Showy in containers or the garden. Unusual little plant for the rock garden, a pot or the top of a wall.

Found in the mountains of northern Mexico, they prefer sun and are easy growers, needing little water and generally thriving on.

Sun to light shade, well drained soils, water sparingly, don't overwater. This is a plant that enjoys neglect and mixes well with succulents.

Far hardier than appears, this overwinters at light freeze (zone 7B).

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