Threemaster flower'Rubra'beautifulöcontrast in the garden
Tradescantia andersoniana 'Rubra' is the botanical name. The three-master flower 'Rubra' is a unique perennial with reed-like summer-green foliage. The bushy, horsty growing perennial grows up to 50 cm tall, its lanceolate, linear, pointed leaves form a dense network. Its umbellate flowers, which shine in a violet colour, create a beautiful contrast. Each individual flower has three sepals that only open during the day and delight the garden owner and viewer from June to September. However, this long flowering phase is only achieved if the first flowers are cut back. The perennial should best be pruned back in late autumn, when it begins to retract, so that it shines again in beauty the following year.
The perfect location for Tradescantia andersoniana'Rubra'
The three-master flower 'Rubra' thrives best in a normal garden soil that is well-drained, fresh and moist. It loves a location in full sun to partial shade, planted in the shade it does not grow as beautifully and splendidly. The beautiful umbellate flowers magically attract bees, butterflies and other native insects. This is one reason why Tradescantia is particularly suitable for bee pastures. But it also cuts an excellent figure in borders and on open spaces thanks to its variety of flowers, where it is often admired by onlookers.
A plant also for garden novices
Since the three-master flower 'Rubra' has a very good frost resistance of up to -30°C, it is a perfect companion for every garden lover, even for garden novices. When watering, make sure that it needs water regularly but does not like wet feet, so it is important to let the soil dry in the meantime. If pruning is done after the first flowering, it is sure to flower again, and any garden owner can then score with its beautiful flowers. You can also plant the three-master flower in a box and give a terrace or balcony a beautiful ambience. The perfect plant neighbours are the Agastache 'Blue Boa' and the Salvia nemorosa these are also very popular with garden lovers. As a cut flower, Tradescantia andersoniana is particularly popular with florists as it turns any summer bouquet into a creative bouquet all of its own.
It is recommended to plant 4 or 6 plants per square metre.
Our plants are grown in pots and can therefore be planted all year round.