Spiderwort 'Sweet Kate' Characteristics
'Sweet Kate' are easy to grow perennials when located in appropriate conditions. The soils should remain moist and acidic at all times. Wet and boggy soils are tolerable. Deadheading spend flowers prolongs the blooming period. Foliage and flower blooms may decline in the height of summer. When this occurs, cut the foliage nearly to the ground to allow for late summer rebloom. Control the size by division.
Young foliage or new growth can be damaged by snails and caterpillars. In mid summer, the foliage may become tangled and unattractive which can be controlled by heavy pruning.