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Tradescantia pallida

 
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 area: right fence border

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