these gold varieties do better in average to moist soil. They also tend to be modest clumpers (to 18 inches tall and wide), unlike their spreading, nongold counterparts.
gold spiderworts for part shade garden
several gold spiderworts (Tradescantia cultivars, zones
outstanding gold foliage to that mix, and at 4 feet by 4 feet, it's a smaller plant that will fit well in gardens of any size. The more sun it gets, the more gold it will be, but it grows best is part shade.
Color and texture. Gold leaved, partial shade, modest clumping, 18 inch size, blue Sweet Kate
In the category of gold perennials for shade, several gold spiderworts (Tradescantia cultivars, zones 5 to 9) have hit the market over the past few years. Some can take more sun than others, but they truly shine in light to partial shade. 'Sweet Kate'