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Tradescantia pallida

 
Tradescantia pallida
Any bit that's tucked into the soil seems to root and live

Common name wandering jew; purple heart
Family commelinaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers pink
Size 4"
Light sun-part shade

Purple-leaved spreading groundcover. We picked up a couple of small plants for the planters that flank our front door, but bits of it escaped (a move I didn't discourage) into the garden proper. With regular water and some fertilizer, it grows impressively fast!

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: right fence border, houston front yard

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