Tradescantia hyb.

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Tradescantia hyb.

Common Name: Hardy Hybrid Purple Tradescantia

Family: Commelinaceae

Origin: Mexico

Type: Perennial

Size: 11"h x 30"w

Exposure: Sun, Partial Shade

Zones: Zone 7-10

Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

We obtained this plant in 2010 or 2011, but we aren’t completely sure from where, though we believe from our friend Chris Baker in Ohio. He thinks it is possibly a plant they were offering as Kevin’s Purple. The Kevin in question also did did not know its name. So, after much research, what we’ve determined is that it is possibly a form of the hybrid Tradescantia know as ‘Greenlee’ or possibly yet another hybrid with that selection. But no matter its identity, this heat and drought-tough semi-succulent has been an incredible garden performer, taking us by complete surprise with its cold hardiness. You rarely see the pink blooms of this purple perennial but that’s ok because its foliage seems to look better and better each year.