Tradescantia andersoniana 'Isis'

Full Shade
Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type:
Wet / Boggy
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Plant Overview

Our favourite Spiderwort, this variety has the most beautiful deep-blue flowers. Robust and easy to grow.

Tradescantia are good plants to add colour and interest to shady moist spots. 

Tradescantia x andersoniana is named after John Tradescant, who brought the plant to Britain from Virginia in 1629. The name Spiderword comes from the mistaken belief that the plant could cure poisonous spider bites.

Height and spread: 35cm x 30cm

Common name(s): Spiderwort; Moses in the Bulrushes; Devil in the Pulpit; Widow's Tears.

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.