Full nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘ЖЕМЧУЖИНА’ or Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘ŽEMČUŽINA’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Described by Federal”nyj Naučnyj Centr Ovoŝevodstva (2004). Because it is a legal protection registration, the name is established (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 27.5).

The name can be written as ‘ЖЕМЧУЖИНА’ in the original Cyrillic script, or transliterated to ‘ŽEMČUŽINA’ in Latin script.
OriginsBred in Moscow, Russia, by Federal”nyj Naučnyj Centr Ovoŝevodstva (2004).
ClassificationLike other hardy garden hybrids, it is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as Tradescantia virginiana or the invalid botanical hybrid Tradescantia × andersoniana.
Legal protectionProtected by plant breeder’s rights in Russia (Federal”nyj Naučnyj Centr Ovoŝevodstva, 2004).
AvailabilityRare in cultivation, but may be available in Russia.


Described by Federal”nyj Naučnyj Centr Ovoŝevodstva (2004).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habitCompact shape. 75-80cm high.
FoliageShoots in spring are light green with weak red or purple stripes on the outside of the leaves.

Leaves are 25-32cm long, very slightly hairy.
Flowers5cm across. Petals are white, anthers are yellow, stamen filaments are sometimes tinted blue.


Federal”nyj Naučnyj Centr Ovoŝevodstva. (2004). Традесканция: ЖЕМЧУЖИНА [Tradescantia: ЖЕМЧУЖИНА] [Russian plant breeder’s rights registration 41554]. Gosudarstvennyj Reestr Selekcionnyh Dostiženij [State Register of Selection Achievements]. Registration document link.

Brickell, C. D., Alexander, C., Cubey, J. J., David, J. C., Hoffman, M. H. A., Leslie, A. C., Malécot, V., Jin, X. (2016). International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. PDF link.