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Setcreasea pallida 'Purple Heart'

Common Name(s):
Purple heart, Purple heart wandering Jew
Categories:
Annuals, Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

A tender perennial commonly used as a houseplant or an annual.  It is generally an annual, but may come back in protected areas or in mild winters.  S. pallida has trailing purple stems with violet-purple leaves and pink flowers that appear in the summer.  It needs bright light and moist soils .  Pinch back to encourage bushiness.  This plant is somewhat resistant to damage by deer and is moderately salt tolerant.

 

 

Season:
grown for foliage
Light:
sun to partial shade, bright light indoors
Color:
deep violet purple foliage
Height:
12-18 in.
Space:
24"
Flower Color:
pink
Hardiness:
9 to 11
Foliage:
Purple leaves
Flower:
Pink flowers
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Size:
6-12 in.
Form:
trailing
Propagation:
stem cuttings
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
houseplant, annual, ncemgva2018, interiorscape, drought tolerant, sun, foliage, groundcover, partial shade, house plant, salt tolerant, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 363

Setcreasea pallida 'Purple Heart' Setcreasea pallida
Vince FL, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Setcreasea pallida Leaf and flower
Photo by JinJian Llan, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Setcreasea pallida Setcreasea pallida
Michael Coughlan, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Setcreasea pallida Setcreasea pallida
Janet Tarbox, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Setcreasea pallida' Setcreasea pallida 'Purple Heart'
Will C. Fry, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0