Botanical Name: Tradescantia virginiana
Height: 1 1/2' -2 1/2'
Spacing: 3' apart.
Depth: Plant with the crown of the plant about 1" below the soil surface. Do not plant in the foreground. Requires some shading in hot, dry climates.
Spread: 3 feet.
Sun/Shade: Partial shade to full sun.
Color: A mix of white with blue centers, red-purple, chaina blue,white and purple violet.
Foliage: Dense clumps of erect, rather fleshly stems with linear to lanceolate parrell-viened leaves to 1' long in leaflike bracts.
Blooms: Blooms continually from late Spring to Fall.
Form: Flower form, 3 equal obovate petals.
Soil Requirements: Thrives in poor soil. Requires some shading in hot, dry climates.
Growth Rate: Vigorous, can be cut back severly for new growth and heavier blooms.
Pruning: Removing spent flowers will encourage reblooming. Cut to ground in late Fall or early Spring.
Comments: Outstanding mix of white, blue, purple, pink and violet 3 petaled flowers in clusters atop sword-shaped leaves. Plants require very little attention and bloom continuously all Summer long into Fall.
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