‘Alba Major’


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

Established with a description by Shady Hill Nurseries (1889, p 34). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).

Also known as:
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.
AvailabilityLocally produced by some nurseries.


Described by Pitcher & Manda (1892, p. 167).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersLarge and white.


Shady Hill Nurseries. (1889). Catalogue of Choice Hardy Perennials. Internet Archive link.

Pitcher & Manda. (1892). Descriptive Catalogue of New & Rare Seeds, Plants & Bulbs. Internet Archive 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.