Full nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘СЕВЕРНОЕ СИЯНИЕ’ or Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘SEVERNOE SIÂNIE’.
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 ‘СЕВЕРНОЕ СИЯНИЕ’ in the original Cyrillic script, or transliterated to ‘SEVERNOE SIÂNIE’ 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 habitMedium compact shape. 55-75cm high.
FoliageSpring shoots are bright green veined with red or purple.

Leaves are 30-35cm long, light green, slightly hairy.
Flowers4cm across. Petals are pale blue with a slightly pink tint. Stamen hairs are almost white, anthers are yellow.


Federal”nyj Naučnyj Centr Ovoŝevodstva. (2004). Традесканция: СЕВЕРНОЕ СИЯНИЕ [Tradescantia: СЕВЕРНОЕ СИЯНИЕ] [Russia plant breeder’s rights regitration 41558]. 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.