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Can anyone tell me what this is called I saw it in Corfu? image

Thank you

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Looks like Tradescantia pallida , or Spiderwort .

  • BiljeBilje Posts: 670

    Tradescantia Pallida. In the UK it's a houseplant but it's very easy to grow from cuttings. Here in the NE I use it as ground cover and trailer in pots outdoors. You can root the tips in water, pot up and overwinter in small pots rather than over winter larger plants. 

  • Thank you so much Paul B3 and Bilje.

    Thats ideal to plant around my summerhouse then ? :)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    novice10 says:

    Thank you so much Paul B3 and Bilje.

    Thats ideal to plant around my summerhouse then ? :)

    See original post

     Not if your summerhouse is in the UK ... it won't survive our winters outside.  

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433

    It's not hardy here, as already said, so use it outdoors in a sunny spot over summer. If you only want a pot or two, you can overwinter the pots in their entirety, but otherwise, follow Bilje's advice and take cuttings for using next year. 

    It's native to hot, dry countries, so that's always a good indicator for it's use here.  image

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