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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Tradescantiinae — the spiderworts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus including spiderwort and Wandering Jew.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants, type of the tribe Tradescantieæ in the order Commelinaceæ.
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- n. spiderworts
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There was lots of shrieking this week when we potted up the new Tradescantia ‘Blushing Bride.’
Foliage plants with colorful leaves, the purple of ‘African Queen’ Tradescantia, or the pink, white, and green of Tricolor Sage, add color and interest.
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina): Also known as “Inch Plant”, Wandering Jew has leaves with strong dark green and silvery green contrast.
I also grow a silver-leafed version of the common green-leaf brunnera called Jack Frost, which is particularly amazing-looking when its bright blue flowers are blooming, and a variety of spiderwort (Tradescantia) called Sweet Kate, whose own blue flowers stand out against its unusual bright yellow leaves instead of the typical green ones.
Many are native to our area, including Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana.
Wandering Jew Tradescantia zebrina: Also known as “Inch Plant”, Wandering Jew has leaves with strong dark green and silvery green contrast.
The main weed species being targeted in Northland are wild ginger (Hedychium garderianum), cord grass (Spartina alterniflora), mistflower (Ageratina riparia), and wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis).
Height, 1 ft. There are other varieties of Tradescantia; they all make good border plants, thrive in any situation, and are continuous bloomers.
Mother of thousands, _Tradescantia crassifolia_ (?).
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