Tradescantia ‘Mrs.Loewer’ has soft lavender flowers up to 2” wide displayed on long, naked green stems. The smoky blue foliage turns lavender-maroon in winter, making ‘Mrs.Loewer’ one of the few evergreen Tradescantia.
Flowers are diurnal, growing most vigorously in moist, rich soil but it can tolerate dry and clay soils, and it will even grow under black walnut trees. Tradescantia ‘Mrs.Loewer’ or ‘Spiderwort’ is native to the United States and prefers full sun to light shade and grows aggressively in moist fertile soil, becoming drought tolerant in dryer conditions. Attractive to butterflies and bees, Tradescantia ‘Mrs. Loewer’s long-blooming nature makes it a great cut flower and deadheading can encourage new flowers.