I’m having a problem with my Tradescantia. I love it while it’s in bloom in June and hate it the rest of the year. Since the leaves have a grass-like quality it’s difficult to weed in the spring so I end up with a lot of grass growing in with the plants. After they are done blooming, the plants tend to flatten out leaving a messy, unattractive patch.
So today I dug up most of the patch, cleaned out the roots, added some fresh composted soil and replanted my new echinacea; Tomato Soup, Mac and Cheese and Green Eyes. I still need to clean up the rest of the garden patch, but I’ll leave a small bit of spiderwort to rebloom next year.
It is pretty when it is blooming.