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Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl.
USDA Symbol: TRSU2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2012-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff