Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pretty in purple - part 2

so in continuation with the purple theme, here is another plant that i absolutely LOVE. It has a wonderful purple color and the prettiest of pale pink little flowers. Growing it could not be easier - break off a piece of the stem and stick it the ground, give it some water and you have yourself a new plant!

August update: The purple beauty has a name! - Tradescantia pallida or the Purple wandering jew / Purple heart. It is used in colder climates as a frost cover as it trails along the ground as it grows.

October update: Our wandering jew has indeed wandered and multiplied... The many pink flowers it bears every day are such a delight!

1 comment:

flowergirl said...

I love them too!