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Purple spiderwort

Tradescantia pallida

Also known as

Spiderwort

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

60cm

20cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Purple spiderwort Overview

The foliage on this species is deep purple, with flowers appearing in early summer at the stem tip and are light lavender to purple. This is a good landscaping, ground covering plant. In warm climates it is an excellent houseplant or patio plant for cooler climates where it can be overwintered indoors.

How to propagate Purple spiderwort

Cuttings

Propagation is by division or from tip cuttings in the spring, summer or autumn.

Division

Other uses of Purple spiderwort

Ground cover, indoors, greenhouse, hanging basket