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Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Regular price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: ground cover
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Spread: 16-24 inches
Flower Color: pale pink, violet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Purple Heart, also known as Tradescantia pallida, is a perennial plant known for its striking purple foliage and sprawling growth habit. Native to Mexico, it's a popular choice in gardens and landscapes for its vibrant color and ease of care.

The most striking feature of Purple Heart is its foliage. The leaves are a deep, vibrant purple, elongated, and pointed, giving the plant a unique and striking appearance. This rich coloration is most vibrant when the plant is grown in full sun but can also thrive in partial shade, where the leaves may turn a slightly greener shade.

From late spring to summer, Purple Heart produces small, pale pink to violet flowers. While the flowers are somewhat inconspicuous compared to the vivid foliage, they add an additional layer of interest to the plant. These blooms are typically nestled within the leaves, creating a subtle yet charming effect.

Purple Heart is often used as a ground cover due to its sprawling habit. It's also effective in hanging baskets, containers, and as an accent in mixed borders. Its ability to tolerate various growing conditions, including poor soil and drought, makes it a versatile plant for many garden settings.

This plant is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal care beyond occasional watering. It can be easily propagated by stem cuttings, making it simple to expand or share with fellow gardeners.

Overall, Purple Heart is appreciated for its striking purple foliage, adaptability to various conditions, and low maintenance requirements. Its ability to provide vibrant color and texture makes it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of the unusual to their outdoor spaces.

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