-2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Purple Spiderwort Overview
Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' is a trailing, evergreen perennial. It has slightly fleshy, narrow, oblong, pointed, purple foliage. Purple Heart produces delicate, pink-purple, 3-petalled flowers. They unfold one at a time, usually in the morning - to preserve energy, and will generally close with the afternoon sun. In mild climates, Purple Spiderwort is used as a garden ornamental, cultivated for borders and also used in beds and outdoor pots. In colder climates, it is more often grown indoors as a houseplant. Plants in the genus Tradescantia have until recently been commonly known as ‘Wandering Jew’. This name is no longer used by the horticultural world due to its historical use in supporting antisemitic stereotypes.