Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

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Re: Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by Conifers » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:49 am

Clive60 wrote:While weeding the onions in my small veg patch I noticed a piece of Tradescantia Blossfeldiana growing, where it came from I haven't a clue. Is it as 'hardy' as Fluminensis?
Presume you mean Kalanchoe blossfeldiana? :wink: I think / hope it is less hardy, as where hardy, it is extremely invasive.


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Re: Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by Clive60 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:45 pm

No, I meant Tradescantia Blossfeldiana which is why I asked the question.


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Re: Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:55 pm

blossfieldiana is the purple variety right? If so I have some, and it is not as hardy as fluminensis, but will come back year on year.
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Re: Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by Conifers » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:59 pm

Clive60 wrote:No, I meant Tradescantia Blossfeldiana which is why I asked the question.
Ooops! Didn't know about that species :oops:

PS species names are always lower case: blossfeldiana :wink:


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Re: Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by Clive60 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:26 pm

It's very small so I'll just leave it in and see how long it survives before the frost gets it. Never thought of putting fluminensis out in the ground.
Trad virginiana turned up this year too, not there last year and I haven't planted one. That's two Trads appearing from nowhere.


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Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by Judy2shoes » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:18 pm

Hi Everyone - I'm new to the forum and this is my first post engagement! I would love to have a tradescantia Blushing Bride in my garden but I cant't find it available anywhere in the UK. DO you know. where I can buy them?


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Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by Chad » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:37 pm

Welcome to the board Judy,

It is usually available somewhere on e-bay.

It was 'the must have' plant a few years ago.

Then for most of us it became a pest!

I think it is more often passed between friends than sold now.

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Post by chainsaw kid » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:26 pm

Well we certainly know who our friends are Chad, are you normally in the habit of giving your friends pests!!!!!! How about diseases as well. :lol: icon_thumbdown
Don't Just sit there, plant something!

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Post by tatter » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:07 pm

chainsaw kid wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Well we certainly know who our friends are Chad, are you normally in the habit of giving your friends pests!!!!!! How about diseases as well.
Jas :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:05 pm

Tatter I seem to remember reading somewhere, Chad in another life was a doctor ( but I stand to be corrected ) so I thought the comment appropriate!!!!!! :D
Don't Just sit there, plant something!

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