All the species are of the easiest culture, but not many of them can be called beautiful.

Tradescantia Virginica is a valuable border flower, on account of its continued succession of fine blue flowers, which it produces every morning from May to September. It has long, grass-like foliage; flowers on stems, one and a half foot high, in clusters; umbel-like. There is a variety with white, and another with double reddish purple flowers.