The foliage of this fine tradescantia is iridescent in bright sunshine, the leaf surface shimmering like a slick of dusky eyeshadow. No question, yours IS the best gardening blog. Find Tradescantia Purple Sabre Unusual Succulent Plant stock images in HD and millions of other royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vectors in the Shutterstock collection. This Tradescantia has fairly succulent, large, broad, purple leaves with pink flowers emerging in summer. Attractive and durable, Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' (Purple Heart) is a popular trailing evergreen perennial noted for its remarkable foliage of narrow, pointed, purple leaves, 2-5 in. EvergreenShades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) Arranged alternately along thick, but fragile, purple stems, the leaves are deep royal purple above, bright violet underneath. The three-petaled flowers are usually blue to purple but may also be pink, white, or red. The foliage on the plants are a mix of light green, light purple, and cream. All of the tips are worthy of following, but the last one will rock your plant. It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of Growing Basics. Tradescantia Zebrina. Native to North America, South America, and Central America, it's a beloved addition to any garden thanks to its easy care and weeks-long bloom period. Tradescantia zebrina care is pretty straight forward, but it certainly can’t hurt to have a quick glance at the most important things to consider when caring about this herbaceous perennial plant. Synonym. This Tradescantia has fairly succulent, large, broad, purple leaves with pink flowers emerging in summer. Thank you. As I garden -if not live, for the ‘other’ garden all the time I do understand your ambition. My brother moved to a garden with a path flanked by trads and spider plants. But if your plant is actually green instead of purple, it’s a sign of low light. I shall just keep on tapping away, generating ideas and perhaps one day I shall get ‘there’, wherever that might be. How to Grow and Care for Tradescantia 0. or until I fulfil all my ambitions, whichever takes longer. The genus name, Tradescantia, refers to John Tradescant, who was a gardener and botanist during the 17th Century. Show mail order suppliers only (0) Find a plant. The life and loves of a time-poor plantsman. I manage OK if I concentrate, but one overwatering and they’re done for! or a parrot? AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. Perfect Partners: Tradescantia ‘Purple Sabre’ & Begonia ‘Martin Johnson’, How to Grow Ornamental Gingers in UK Gardens, From Coastline to Compost Bin - Using Seaweed As A Garden Fertiliser and Soil Improver, Geranium palmatum versus Geranium maderense. Lovely photo Meanie. My calendar. Please take no offence, I had to say it as an ageing gardener. Purple. I always ask my self if gardening has become an obsession for me or where & when the line is drawn between it and pleasure. Tradescantia are herbaceous perennials and include both climbing and trailing species, reaching 30–60 centimetres (0.98–1.97 ft) in height. I shall endeavour to spend more time in the moment, as I am always telling myself I should. Tradescantia, also known as the inch plant, and is native to North and South America. Your talent for design is apparent in the way you pair your planting and this is no exception. Moses In The Cradle features showy cymes of white flowers with purple bracts at the ends of the stems from early spring to late winter. Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana, a spring-blooming flower with long, strappy leaves, is a very hardy North American native perennial that is widely grown for its weeks-long bloom period. May 6, 2019 - Tradescantia 'Purple Sabre' and Begonia 'Martin Johnson' in the garden room @ The Watch House Tradescantia pallida ”Purpurea” also known as Purple Queen, Purple Heart, Setcresea Purpurea, Purple Spiderwort, or Wandering Jew “Purpurea” is a popular evergreen perennial. across (4 cm), adorned with showy yellow stamens. Purple Wandering Jew is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets.