General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Leaves and stems are violet purple and will attain best purple coloration when grown in high light.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Purple Heart
  • Spider Lily
  • Wandering Jew
Also sold as:
  • Purple Queen
  • Proven Accents® 'Purple Queen'

Photo Gallery

Date: 2021-09-26
Location: My neighborhood
Date: 2021-09-19
Newly purchased plant
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-10-09
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-08-31
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-10-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-10-05
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: Palm Harbor, Florida
Date: 2013-05-31
Photo by sedumzz

Date: Summer 2016
Purple Queen
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Tamilnadu, India
Date: 2017-04-07
Leaf with flower
Location: The Natural State
Date: 2019-08-21
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-03-04
Photo by sedumzz

photo by: Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Southern Michigan
Date: April
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-27
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-08-12
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-03-01
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: September 2019
Planted in oil drip pan sitting on found piece of water fountain
Photo by sedumzz

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by sedumzz

photo by: Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR
Location: Southern Michigan
Date: April

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My house
Date: 2017-01-22
Growing in a west window.
Location: Barcelona, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-02
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-04-24
One of my favorite groundcovers. Grows anywhere.
Location: Martin County Florida zone 10
Date: July
Purple Queen
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: Summer 2011
A companion plant when potted and a houseplant in winter.
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-08-12
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-03-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 7-4-19

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Stuart, OK
Date: 2017-07-03
Broke a stem off, planted it and here we are.
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Plano, TX
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2015-08-26
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-07-20
Young plants rooted current season in water to fill out this bed.
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Photo by sedumzz
Location: My front yard
Date: Oct 27th 2011
This plant is so easy to grow.

Date: 2018-04-18
It's hanging in my family room very happy in it's spot
Photo by shesjo
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-18
Location: Houston
Date: 4-30
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2011-11-16
flower
Location: Fountain, Florida
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-03-01
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-03-01
Photo by Plantomaniac08

Date: Sep 24, 2011 8:11 AM

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Bloomington, Illinois
Date: 2012-06-26
Taken at the Illinois State University Hortiuculture Center
Location: Terrell garden 
Date: 2014-09-26
Photo by Plantomaniac08

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
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Comments:
  • Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2011 5:12 PM concerning plant:
    Extremely drought tolerant. The color is always a standout, especially against greens and it looks great against orange flowers. Does not tend to take over like the common wandering jew. Cut back to keep a more dense, compact habit.
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