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Purple Spiderwort Tradescantia zebrinus

Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
14" 14"
Height
10 - 14"
Spread
10 - 14"
  • Details

    Features

    Grown for its foliage. Emerges purple turning grayish green in color with hot pink undersides.

    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Foliage Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Purple
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in Containers and landscapes.

    Maintenance Notes: 
     Low maintenance, fast growing. Does best in partial shade to shade. Prefers average to moist conditions and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out.

     

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    • Loves sun. Becomes very dark purple and grows much longer than 14 inches. In location without frost it is perennial.

      Bee Good
      , Israel
      , 35 weeks ago
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