General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Heavily covered with silvery-white hairs
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • White Velvet
  • Cobweb Spiderwort
  • White Gossamer Plant
  • Hairy Wandering Jew

Photo Gallery
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2014-07-08
The best growth habit of any Tradescantia I've grown.
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Date: 2022-03-26
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-08-11
Snipping the tip has resulted in bifurcation.
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2024-05-25
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-06-05

Date: 2021-08-08
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-10-10
Location: Saint Johns, FL
Date: 2022-04-22
Location: Saint Johns, FL
Date: 2022-04-22
Note the number of spent blooms.
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-04-16
Uploaded by dave
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-07-11
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-05-22

Date: 2013-12-13
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2024-05-25
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2024-05-25
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2024-05-25
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-10-10
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-07-17
Cutting after 3 weeks in water.
Location: My garden
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28

Date: 2007-04-14

Date: 2021-08-08
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-07-11

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-04-18

Date: 2013-04-03
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11

Date: 2013-07-14

Date: 2013-06-05

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-10-23
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-04-15
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Uploaded by purpleinopp
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-04-06

photo credit: James Steakley
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-04-18
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2017-02-19
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-09-19
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-10-23
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Comments:
  • Posted by purpleinopp (Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 - Zone 8b) on Feb 8, 2024 1:20 PM concerning plant:
    After observing this plant as a potted plant for 10 years, I've seen that it has consistently dropped the old stems over winter, regrowing from the roots in the spring. Don't give up over winter if this happens. Because of this, it is a good companion for taller, reliably evergreen plants. That way, a pot with this in it still has something to see all year.

    This has been marginally hardy here, but not reliably so in poor soil.
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needrain From April 17, 2013 to August 28, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
This easy care plant has the best growth habits of any Tradescantia I've grown and there have been several. It just get thick and woolly and stays that way. Easy to take a cutting and start again.
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