Tradescantia andersoniana 'Zwanenburg Blue'


Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses

  • Large, rich, violet-blue shades on deep green foliage
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
No Deadheading
No Deadheading
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows in any amount of sunlight; full sun-full shade.Adapts to most soil types as long as moist and well-drained, When flowering begins to slow, plant can be cut back to allow new foliage to grow and encourage more blossoms.

Height: 18-24 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 3-9
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • No Deadheading
  • Mass Planting
  • Fall Color
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Summer Bloomer


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water