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botanical name:
Tradescantia 'Ruth'
Tradescantia 'Ruth' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spiderwort
family:  Commelinaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Clump-forming, erect to arching, strap-like foliage. Magenta purple-pink, three-petalled flowers in succession from mid to late summer. Each flower only lasts for one day.

Any moist to fairly wet soil in full sun or part shade. Avoid planting in rich soil which produces lush foliage growth at the expense of flower.
Cut back after flowering.

By division.

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