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Tradescantia subaspera Ker Gawl.
USDA Symbol: trsu2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Tradescantia subaspera, found from Virginia south to Florida and west to Missouri and Illinois, has blue flowers and a zigzag stem to 3 feet (90 cm) high.
The genus is 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: White , Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Blooms rarely white.
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:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff