Friday, 13 May 2016

Tradescantia bracteata and ohiensis

The hardy North American Tradescantias are one of the few groups of plants that will grow almost anywhere in the garden (without becoming a nuisance) and which has almost no major pests or diseases. Mostly of course people grow the cultivars, but as you might be aware by now, I tend to prefer the wild species.

Tradescantia bracteata
Tradescantia bracteata
This is a remarkably choice low compact species with substantial violet flowers on short stems.
Tradescantia bracteata
Quite variable
1L pots ~ £7



Tradescantia ohiensis
Tradescantia ohiensis
A much more graceful, slender species than we are used to, with pale green grassy foliage and soft lavender flowers over a long period in summer.
Tradescantia ohiensis
1L pots ~ £6


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