Tradescantia roseolens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
9A 9B 

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Longleaf Spiderwort


Also known as Tradescantia longifolia

Plant Specifics

Size:.5' to 1.5' ft tall by .5' -to 1' ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:Green
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Sandhill, scrub and disturbed areas.


Recommended Uses:Border plantings.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Attracts pollinators.