Purple Heart Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Lithonia, GA
Question by ffran10417
April 1, 1999
Does Purple Heart come back every year? When should they be planted?

Answer from NGA
April 1, 1999


Purple heart (Setcreasea purpurea or more recently Setcreasea pallida) is sometimes called Purple Jew. It is a perennial, and in fact may not even freeze to the ground in the Deep South during a mild winter.

In your area it should be a dependable perennial that can be planted almost any time of the year. Now would be an excellent time as that would give it a full season to grow and fill in nicely.

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