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Can someone ID this for me

Posted by Tomd63 7B SC (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 13, 05 at 13:05

Hi, Need some help,my sister gave this to me.Her neighbor gave it to her so she gave me a rooted cutting.Looks like some fourm of wandering Jew.She said her Neighbor leaves it out all winter and it comes back i live in zone 7b. and i have it in full sun seems to be ok woud like someone else advice.the picture isn't to clear but hopefully some one can idenify. Thanks in advance Tom

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You are correct that it is related to the wandering jew... It is sometimes called "Purple heart".

I cannot speak to the hardiness in your zone, but it is very easy to care for. Perhaps if you look in the hortiplex forum, you can find the info...


RE: Can someone ID this for me

I grew this in Kentucky, Zone 6, as a kid. It came back for several years. I'm not sure it would take a hard Zone 6 winter but it is easy to root cuttings and keep starts indoors over winter.

RE: Can someone ID this for me

Oh, will do just dandy in your area. Ummmm, some of us try to get rid of it, after keep that in mind.

RE: Can someone ID this for me

  • Posted by gilisi zone 7 sth/est (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 2, 05 at 12:11

i like to call it "spawn of satan"
if you plant it in zone 7, you'd better love it! cause it will never ever ever ever ever leave.

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