groundcover, perennial

Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' | Purple Heart, Purple Spiderwort

(Setcreasea pallida, Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart')

This striking, rough-textured perennial has made the transition from houseplant to accent perennial or small-scale groundcover. Excellent in a hanging basket with stems and leaves draping to 1-1/2 feet or more. Plants may be killed to the ground with winter cold but regrow quickly the next spring season. Canopy coverage: 7 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 25F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide


Foliage Color: purple

Flower Color: pink

Flower Season: summer