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Setcreasea pallida ‘Purple Heart’


Lush and tropical purple foliage hardy to zone 7!

'Purple Heart' is a trailing perennial with purple stems, violet-purple leaves and pink flowers. Thought of as an annual, this spiderwort is potentially hardy to one zone colder than coastal BC. It is excellent as a groundcover or in containers or hanging baskets.

Common Name: Spiderwort, Wandering jew

Family: Commelinaceae (The Spiderwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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