Purple Heart-Tradescantia pallida

Wandering Jew or Purple Heart (Scientific name: Tradescantia pallida) is an evergreen perennial plant of scrambling stature native to the Gulf Coast region of Mexico. It is distinguished by elongated, pointed leaves - themselves glaucous green, fringed with red or purple - and bearing small, sterile three-petaled flowers of white, pink or purple. Widely used as an ornamental plant in gardens and borders, as a ground cover or hanging plant.

Purple Heart Flowers
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have this on my kitchen window sill as a house plant. I rescued it from my garden when the frost came last fall. It is blooming right now and is beautiful.

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