Plant ID forum: What is this plant with fuzzy leaves?

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Name: Linda
Chico, CA (Zone 9a)
terrafino
Oct 1, 2017 7:12 PM CST
Please help identify this plant. It has fuzzy leaves and purple flowers. The plant that I have seems like it is a bit pot bound. It dies back when frost comes so I guess I should divide it in the spring. Thanks for your help!


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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 1, 2017 8:08 PM CST
The flower has Tradescantia written all over it. Smiling
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 2, 2017 8:53 AM CST
Sure does! It's this one: White Velvet (Tradescantia sillamontana)
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Name: Linda
Chico, CA (Zone 9a)
terrafino
Oct 2, 2017 11:31 AM CST
Thank you both! It came with the house we bought. Last year it was more compact than this year. Should I pinch it back to encourage bushy growth?


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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 3, 2017 7:48 AM CST
If frost is going to cause it to start over again in the spring, pinching now would have little effect. Might be more happy in the ground. The root ball could be divided, &/or you can use cuttings to increase the size of the patch.
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