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tradescantia virginiana

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, acidic soils. Tolerant of poor soils. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded.  

Growing Conditions

Height 18 to 36 inches
Light Requirements Part shade to full shade
Bloom time May to July
Zone 4 to 9

Additional Info

Young shoots are susceptible to snail damage

Foliage sprawls in an unattractive manner by mid-summer


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden