Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' 1
Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' 1

Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea'
(Purple Heart)
USDA Zone: 8A - 11
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Origin: Mexico
Type: Tropical; Perennial

Typical Height: 8”-12”
(0.2–0.3mts)
Typical Spread: 8”-12”
(0.2–0.3mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Red; Burgundy
Flower Color: Pink
Flowering Season: Late Spring - Summer
Flower Feature: Long lasting
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: Allergic reaction in some people
Family: Commelinaceae
Propagation: Cuttings
Leaf Type: N/A
Texture: Smooth
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
1G

Typical planting distance:
12” O.C.
(0.30mts)

Common Uses: Groundcover; Road medians; Driveways; Parking lot islands; Bedding; Rock gardens; Tropical Effects
Category: Groundcovers

Notes: Suitable for xeriscaping; Juices from the plant may cause skin redness; irritation or allergic reaction in some people; but this is not a common problem; suitable for growing indoors

+ In this Photo:
Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea'
(Purple Heart)
Close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
October 2013
Miami
Florida USA

Sources:
Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1160/

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c137

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=TRPA10