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Fresno, CA

March 28, 2007
11:38 AM

Post #3328908

I have purchased several tradescantias for the flower beds this year and now that I have I worried I will not be able to contorl their growth in the future. Would I be better off putting them into pots?

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Independence, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2007
10:21 AM

Post #3332220

Which species of tradescantia?
Fresno, CA

March 29, 2007
4:39 PM

Post #3333504

All I know is that it's called Blue and Gold. I'll add a picture.

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Independence, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2007
5:24 PM

Post #3333641

Oh, yes, I love those things, Tradescantia x andersonia. They are not particularly invasive. Contrary to what a lot of nurseries say, they grow very well with some shade, and in Fresno they might need some during the hottest part of the day. If a clump gets too large, just cut it into chunks with a spade and plant what you want to keep and give away the rest to your admiring neighbors.

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