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Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade Height 10-14 Inches Width 10-14 Inches Use as a spiller when using in containers Can be grown indoors our outside! A traditional landscape or container plant, Purple Wandering Jew also ma…
Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade Height 10-14 Inches Width 10-14 Inches Use as a spiller when using in containers Can be grown indoors our outside! A traditional landscape or container plant, Purple Wandering Jew also makes a wonderful house plant, bringing that rare purple/green to pink indoors year round depending on what species you plant. It is native to East Mexico along the Gulf Coast where it is a ground cover and grows in Zones 8a through 11b as a perennial. The heart shaped leaves of T. zebrinus are striped purple and silver green and the underside of the leaf is a deep purple color. There are not too many times that purple and stripes come together in one plant. Use it as a trailer in your large containers, hanging baskets or rock walls/terraces and as a ground cover in your landscape. Wandering Jew is grown as an annual in Zones 3-7. In parts of the Southern US homeowners plant this around their mailbox posts as it has pretty pink/purple flowers in spring and summer and its low growing habit does not interfere with the mail carrier. Purple Wandering Jew Care Easy to care for, Wandering Jew requires moderate to moist soil, with a pH of 5.8 to 6.2, slightly acidic. A regular fertilizing program is recommended for container plants and houseplants and only occasionally for landscape plantings. Be sure to plant out after all danger of frost has passed to minimize cold damage. Wandering Jew prefers part to full shade and that is where it maintains its best color. No deadheading is needed as this plant self cleans. The three-lobed dainty pink/purple flowers are present during the warm parts of spring into summer and appear from within the slightly overlapped leaves. Trimming your plant may be required if it really likes where it is planted as it spreads easily. Pinch back to keep within bounds and promote branching. As a member of the spiderwort family, the sap is mildly toxic to pets, so keep the plant out of their reach as a precaution. Purple Wandering Jew Spacing Since this annual grows prolifically in ideal conditions, spacing plants properly is important for plant health. Growing up to 14 inches tall at maturity and spreading up to 14 inches wide, it needs 10 to 14 inches of space between plants. Wandering Jew pairs wonderfully with other partial to full shade plants like impatiens and begonia, as well as a ground cover around ferns. Purple Wandering Jew Information USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-12 Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage Foliage Color(s) Purple Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade Height Class: Medium Height: 10-14 Inches Spread: 10-14 Inches Spacing: 10-14 Inches Habit: Trailing Watering: Average Drought Tolerant: No Container Role: Spiller Use Types: Container, Groundcover, Houseplant, Landscape, Mass Planting Features: Low Maintenance, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary Maintenance: Easy Scientific Name: Tradescantia zebrinus 'Purple' Common Name: Purple Wandering Jew Other Name(s): Plant Type: Annual Brand: Proven Selections | All Plants > Annuals Proven Selections TRAWJP45

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