What is this a picture of?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by stevenb1325, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. stevenb1325

    stevenb1325 LawnSite Member
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    I bought these for a guy a while back and i dont really recall what the name of these are. any help??

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  2. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
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    is it purple heart?
     
  3. stevenb1325

    stevenb1325 LawnSite Member
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    Tradescantia pallida

    found it. thanks
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Purple Heart is a great annual.

    You can take clippings off of them and multiply them. I have a mother plant I keep indoors in the winter. I've had it for 5 years and every year I root about 50 new plants every year.
     
  5. cutterschoice24

    cutterschoice24 LawnSite Member
    from Fl
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    here in fl i call that wondering jew
     
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I want some of those...
     
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    A wondering jew has an oval leaf and is purple with silver on the leaf.

    Some wondering jews in FL I've heard are becoming a nuisance. There is also a green variety of wondering jews too.
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you can't find one around your area, I might be able to send you a start if you want.
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    thanks white gardens I might take you up on that !
     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just let me know, sometimes you can find it easily at a nursery and sometimes you can't.

    Supposedly it was popular back in the day then it seemed like I couldn't find it at all for about 4 years or so.

    This year I found a handful of places that started carrying it again.
     

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