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Tradescantia "Purple Sabre"


By Meanie

Tradescantia "Purple Sabre" (Tradescantia pallida)

I've been meaning to post this for a couple of weeks now.
Not the best photo, but captures the colours and texture of the foliage well.
I thought that it was a bargain at £2.99 from a local independent nursery.

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Lovely...great colour Meanie

10 May, 2011


Just a shame that it's a tender one.

10 May, 2011


Beatufiul colours it gives off

10 May, 2011


It's quite lovely isn't it!

10 May, 2011


I love the way it goes from dark to a florestent puple red yes its is lovely.

10 May, 2011



It should be blooming soon. They're all blooming around here now.

20 May, 2011


I would imagine that our night time temps may still be a little on the cool side to encourage flowering.....
It's putting on a lot of new growth since I put it into this pot too!

21 May, 2011



I don't think it needs warm temps to bloom. I saw it blooming already in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It's pretty widely grown as a ground cover here.

21 May, 2011


Probably waiting for warmer nights!

23 May, 2011


That's possible. :>)

23 May, 2011

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