What is this plant called?

by Teri
I bought this plant a month ago and it was real small. I lost the tag and now I don't know the name of it and it;s growing fast. It came from a plant sale where they sell unusual outdoor plants.
what is this plant called, gardening, Any ideas on what this is called
Any ideas on what this is called?
what is this plant called, gardening
  16 answers
  • Nancy Hand Nancy Hand on Jun 16, 2013
    Looks like a variegated wandering jew. I want a cutting! lol

  • Renee Copp Renee Copp on Jun 16, 2013
    it could be a tradescantia.

  • Teri Teri on Jun 16, 2013
    Renee I looked up tradescantia and looked at many different kinds and didn't see any. Nancy isn't it beautiful? I sure wish I wouldn't of lost the tag, and there is no one to ask anymore.

  • Trent-Tonya Sharp Trent-Tonya Sharp on Jun 16, 2013
    go back where you bought it and show them a photo of it they should know and it is so pretty

  • Teri Teri on Jun 17, 2013
    That's the problem Trent. The place is no longer around and nobody to get ahold of.

  • Caley's Culinaries Caley's Culinaries on Jun 17, 2013
    Pretty sure it is a variegated wandering jew. Very unusual to have variegation sideways instead of with the veins. Another garden center with a houseplant department would probably know. You could check with a local garden club or master gardeners associations as well.

  • Terri G Terri G on Jun 17, 2013
    Whatever it is, it's beautiful! I want a cutting, too! LOL!

  • Sandra Parrill Sandra Parrill on Jun 17, 2013
    It is a perennial tradescantia, "Blushing Bride". I bought one last year for my shade garden. Pretty!

  • Trent-Tonya Sharp Trent-Tonya Sharp on Jun 17, 2013
    Blushing bride is it i looked it up after reading Sandra's post and yes so glad to find out i want a few myself

  • Teri Teri on Jun 17, 2013
    Thank you so much Sandra for telling me the name. Now I know where to plant it and how to take care of it. It is one of the most beautiful plants I've seen.

  • Betsy Bodrero Betsy Bodrero on Jun 17, 2013
    It looks like an orchid

  • Mary Tonningsen Mary Tonningsen on Jun 17, 2013
    It's beautiful!! Nice choice!

  • Kathy Robison Kathy Robison on Jun 18, 2013
    This is a beautiful plant. I looked it up online and found several places that sell them. I am going to order one. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Peg Peg on Jun 23, 2013
    It's winter hardy from zones 4- 9. I'd love to find a nursery around me that sells it.

  • Teri Teri on Jun 23, 2013
    Peg I had a piece that broke off, so Im trying to start another one. I'll let you know how that goes. I ended up getting this one from two guys that come to our area once a year and only sell unique plants.I just hope I can keep this one alive.It is growing fast.

  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Jul 16, 2013
    so following this post,,,,, is it hardy in the Puget Sound area ? Is Blushing Bride a nick-common name ? Wandering Jew is a houseplant here....I want one.. looks great..