Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Photo by taken at Mountain States Nsy, AZ
Tradescantia 'Pale Puma'
Pale Puma Spiderwort
Item #: 7303
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 12" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We got our first start of Tradescantia 'Pale Puma' as an unnamed selection from plantsman Scott Ogden, later to find out that it has been popular in the Florida Panhandle since the early 1990s. Tradescantia 'Pale Puma', which turns out to be a hybrid of Tradescantia pallida x sillamontana, makes a 1' tall x 3' wide mass of fleshy purple stems adorned with 2.5" x 1.5", alternately spaced, rubbery leaves. The leaves are glossy green in the center but change to purple toward the edges. Bright sun will turn the entire plant a lovely shade of purple. The clumps are topped with small white flowers in October. We find this tough-as-nails, deer-resistant plant to be a superb bold-textured groundcover, hanging basket, or container filler.
Flower Color: Pink , Purple/Lavender , Violet
Leaf Color: Purple/Lavender
Container Role: Spillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Green Roofs , Living Wall
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Groundcovers , North American Native Plants , Plants Named After Animals , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Tropical Looking Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , Colored Foliage , House Plants