is truly the finest Texas native Tradescantia for our landscapes.
The colony in my garden is derived from plants collected many years ago
from a vacant lot near Lake Dunlap, just outside of New Braunfels.
The blooms are borne on multiple, 3-foot-tall stems for at least six weeks
in early spring. Flower color ranges from deep blue to purple to
a reddish violet. For best results, give these plants morning sun
and shade after 2:00 PM. Maintain a 4-inch-deep, shredded hardwood
mulch around their base and water deeply if wilted. Though they can
survive with no watering, they are more attractive with supplemental irrigation.
are dormant during summer.
(Feed with 1 to 3 Agriform
2-year fertilizer tablets at the bottom of the hole at planting time.)