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Tradescantia rosea

Miniature Spiderwort

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Item #: 1585

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(syn: Callisia rosea, Cuthbertia rosea) This wonderful native woodlander from the sandhills region from Maryland through Florida is probably my favorite member of the spiderwort family. T. rosea is a miniature version of the common spiderwort with very narrow green leaves and tiny 1/4" purple violet (RHS 81C) flowers during late spring and into summer. This is a dynamite rock garden plant that is just waiting to be discovered... damn, it's cute! A mature clump can reach 10" wide x 8" tall.