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Products > Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blushing Bride'
 
Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blushing Bride'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Commelinaceae (Spiderworts)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Tradescantia 'Maiden's Blush']
Height: <1 foot
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Tradescantia 'Blushing Bride' - A trailing perennial with a variegated central petiole and leaf which starts as pink and fades to white. The leaves age to all green so cut this plant back often to encourage the new growth. Color is best in winter and spring. Makes a great container plant or groundcover. Perfect choice for a hanging basket. Prefers morning sun to afternoon shade and reaches 4-5 feet across and only 6-8 inches tall. We spotted this jewel at the 2003 San Francisco Garden Show and could not resist it. The hardiness on this little jewel is well known but the plant withstood our cold January 2007 temperatures of 25° F without damage and we have been told by a gardener in Davis, CA that her plant was cut to the ground at 17-19° F but came back strong and “way, way faster than purple heart”.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Tradescantia 'Blushing Bride'.