Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea'

£6.50
3 in stock
+

A spreading or trailing plant with deep purple leaves and small pink flowers in summer. Keep away from very hot sun but needs good light to keep leaf colour. Best watered with rainwater, or from below, as hard water may leave marks on the leaves. Trim back if plants become leggy and divide in spring if needed. Makes a good pot plant.

Common Name:
Plant Family: Commelinaceae
Plant Type: Tender Perennial
POT SIZE/QUANTITY
9 cm
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Yes
Season of Interest
All year round
Sun or Shade
Part Shade
Height
very low (less than 1ft)
Minimum temperature
Hardy to minus 5 deg. C
Position/Situation
Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Scent
No Scent
Flower Colour
Pink
Leaf Colour
Purple
Habit/Shape
Trailing
Tradescantia/ Callisia

We have to cut our Tradescantias (and related Callisias) back on a regular basis in the summer to keep them compact otherwise they are prone to damage during transit. You may receive plants which have recently been cut back this will not harm them at all and they will quickly grow away again

Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 7 to 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

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Delivery Info

Minimum order value £10

Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
         
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £7.50 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£7.5 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

 

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Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)