Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice'

Tradescantia ‘Bilberry Ice’

Spider lily

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice'
  • Common name: Spider lily
  • Family: Commelinaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Known as spiderwort or spider lily, owing to its narrow, sword-like leaves, Tradescantia is a pretty, scrambling or trailing plant, bearing unusual three-petalled flowers. It self-seeds freely.

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Low-maintenance and tolerant of a range of soil types and aspects, it’s perfect for growing in hanging baskets and window boxes, but also for using as ground cover or to fill gaps in the border.

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Tradescantia ‘Bilberry Ice’ bears clusters of pretty purple flowers with bright yellow anthers, from summer to autumn. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Cut back after flowering or allow to self seed.

How to grow Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' and wildlife

Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' poisonous?

Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People