‘Alba Grandiflora’


Full nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Alba Grandiflora’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established by Pfitzer (1857, p. 8). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 21.11, 27.1).
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 protectionNone.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last documented by Bailey (1927, p. 3364).


Never described.

SpeciesTradescantia Andersoniana Group.


Pfitzer, W. (1857). Preis-Verzeichniss [Price directory]. Internet Archive link.

Bailey, L. H. (1927). The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture. The Macmillan Company.

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.