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Purple Heart (Wandering Jew)

Purple Heart, Wandering Jew, Purple Queen, Lady in the Bark (Bark meaning boat), 
Setcreasea pallida (set-KRESS-ee-ah PA-li-da)


Perennial for sun to part shade          Height 12-18 Spread 24     Spacing 12-18 

HABIT:             White, pink, or light purple flower in spring and summer. An excellent plant for dependably returning perennial color.


CULTURE:        Easy to grow in well-drained soil.


USES:               Pots, hanging baskets, colorful ground cover, effective annual color. Looks great when used with pink verbena.


PROBLEMS:     Few if any.


NOTES:             Very dependable source of summer color. 


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