Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida) in the Tradescantias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: Trailing, spreading 3 to 4 feet or more
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Dark purple in color.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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A Closer Look at Perennial FoliageA Closer Look at Perennial Foliage
June 16, 2013

It's that time of year again: blooms, blooms and more blooms! And every year just like clockwork, we wake up, grab our coffee and our cameras and race to see the newest blooms in our gardens. If there are no new blooms, we drop our heads and slowly walk back inside to wait for tomorrow. But wait a minute; there's something we shouldn't miss! Let's take a closer look at foliage.

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LizDTM On March 13, 2017 Obtained plant
Received cuttings. Placed in water in mason jar.
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