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Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’

For sale by P.Kennedy

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

A beautiful rich purple that intensifies in the Summer, and takes on a bluey greenish hue in the Winter, colours this large leaved Tradscantia. Drought tolerant (the edges of the leaves curl upward more when it's dry at the root) holds its colour and form when dry, no need to worry about watering when you're away on holiday with this plant!

Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’ | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’ | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’ | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’ | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.3 litres
£5.00
1.5 litres
£10.00
5 litres
£20.00

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Plant Finder: about Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’

Common names

Purple spiderwort, Spiderwort

Description

Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’ (Purple spiderwort). This evergreen, creeping perennial bears dark purple stems and fleshy, purple leaves. In early summer, there are cymes of pink-white flowers.

Cultivation

You will need to grow in full sun or partial-shade in fertile, moist to dry soil.

Interest and use

Ground cover, indoors, greenhouse, hanging basket

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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