Purple Heart

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Purple Heart

Setcreasea pallida
Purple Queen, Wandering Jew
1

2 feet
3

6 feet
Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or shade. A hardy, heat-tolerant groundcover. Fleshy purple foliage forms spreading mats. Pink flowers appear in warm weather. Use it in pots and shady spots in the garden, around evergreens and trees that can provide structure if it freezes back in winter. Purple heart can spread freely in shade; not a good pairing for native plantings.

Maintenance

None needed, although it spreads freely if uncontained. Expect it to freeze back in winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Groundcover
Size:
1-2' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Pink, Purple
Bloom Time:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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