Scientific Name: Tradescantia x andersoniana
Perennials, poison plants
Flowers typically only last for one day, but the plant continues to bloom for several weeks making it a nice addition to the garden. Some people have a mild reaction to the leaves which could result in an itchiness of the skin.
18 to 24 inches
Late spring to summer
USDA Hardiness zone 3-9
Division in spring or fall every 3-4 years. Seeds sown in spring
Full sun to partial shade
Grows well in sandy or clay soil. Prefers well-drained soil. Will tolerate drought.
Mountains, Piedmont Coastal Plains
Native to North America
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