Synonyms: Tradescantia longifolia
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: .5' to 1.5' Width: .5' -to 1'
Flower Color: lavender
Fruit Color: green
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Border plantings.
Considerations: May cause allergic reaction in dogs and cats characterized by red itchy skin.
Propagation: Dividing root ball, seed, allow seed pods to dry on plant, then break open to collect seeds.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 5.6 - 7.8
Native Habitats: Sandhill, scrub and disturbed areas.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: