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Tradescantia hirsutiflora Bush
Synonym(s): Tradescantia australis, Tradescantia discolor, Tradescantia eglandulosa
USDA Symbol: TRHI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles 1 of England.
Tradescantia species will hybridize in just about any combination.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
BenefitUse Medicinal: Flowers edible and used for ailments.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: No
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center
- Nacogdoches, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0700
Collected Mar 24, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1173
Collected 2008-05-29 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: TWC Staff