The Q&A Archives: purple queen?

Question: I have a purple vine-like plant that has fuzzy leaves and white flowers. What can you tell me about it? I can't find any info in my books.

Ron Phillips

Answer: I thought at first your plant might be a Purple Passion Vine or Gynura, but that has yellow flowers. Here is a photo (You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.)

Then I thought it might be a Zebrina or Tradescantia of some sort, but that has purply pink flowers. Here is a photo

Then I wondered about oxalis, but that is not really a vining plant and I don't think it would be called hairy:

Then it occurred to me you might have a landscape plant, rather than a house plant. Could it be Actinidia Kolomikta -- kiwi?

And finally, I remembered Tahitian Bridal Veil (Tripogandra multiflora) and I really do think this is probably your plant.

I hope this is it!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Southern Comfort"