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Purple Heart Vine
Setcreasea pallida 'Purple Heart' (S. purpurea)

Commelinaceae

Alternate fleshy leaves that are lancelolate and form a sheath aroung the stem; leaves are trough-shaped and a dark purple color; tender perennial treated as an annual in may zones.

Plant Form or Habit: spreading cascading

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Use: groundcover
beds & borders
container plantings

Propagation: division stem cuttings

Light Requirement: high medium

Flower Color: purple

Blooming Period: summer

Height: 1'

Width: 1 - 2'

Foliage Texture: coarse

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: Drought tolerant once established; it can be used indoors as a foliage plant; can propagate by direct sticking into the garden.

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