What is a Setcreasea?

“Setcreasea is a native of central-southern Mexico and makes an easy-to-grow colorful groundcover in each of its several forms. The colorful plants creep along the ground on lax stems and produce small but attractive light lavender, butterfly-attracting flowers. This weeping tendency can be put to good use in the garden if you let your setcreasea cascade over a wall, or plant it in a sloping bed.

Setcreasea grows well in sun or part shade, but its coloration is best in full sun. Setcreasea is drought-tolerant, but looks best with regular watering. If your setcreasea gets overgrown, tattered or spindly, don’t hesitate to cut it back. The best time to prune is right after the flowering stops. The purple, deer-resistant leaves of setcreasea pair well with rudbeckia, daisies, daylilies, elephant ears, or any other white/yellow colored perennial. When you’re ready to buy setcreasea (purple heart wandering Jew) for your perennial garden, we hope you’ll check out our online list of setcreasea for sale.”

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What do Setcreaseas look like?

It is a beautifully eye-catching plant with fuzzy, purple leaves that can grow about 7 inches. The stems will grow straight up initially but will then lean over, creating a cascading effect. It will have radiate and bright purple flowers appear at the end of the stems in summer and autumn.

How to Care for the Setcreasea?

  • Easy to grow

  • Blooms Summer to Autumn

  • Lowest temp 40 – 50 degrees

  • Sun or part Shade

  • Fertile well-drained soil

  • Allow soil to dry between waterings

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