‘Angelic Charm’


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

The name was first listed for sale by Royal Horticultural Society (2012, p. 750), and was established with a description by Egger (2013).
OriginsOrigins documented by Egger (2013). Seedling from a planned breeding cross, between unnamed seed parent “27-1” and pollen parent “28-3”. Created and named by Janet Egger in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA. Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, Oregon, USA.
ClassificationLike other hardy garden hybrids, this cultivar is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as pure Tradescantia virginiana, or as the invalid botanical hybrid Tradescantia × andersoniana.
Legal protectionPatented in the USA (Egger, 2013).
AvailabilityAvailable from some nurseries.


Described by Egger (2013), with reference to the RHS Colour Chart.

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habitCompact clumping habit. 32cm high x 55cm spread.
FoliageStems are 10mm wide with internodes 8-12cm long, moderate yellow green (146B).

Leaves are 36cm long and 19mm wide, hairless except for the margins near the base. Colour varies with light, from light yellow green (145B) to moderate olive green (146A).
FlowersFlower stalks are 18mm long and 1mm wide, hairless, from dark greyish yellow (199D) to deep purple (N81A).

Flower buds are 10mm long and 6mm wide, hairy, light yellow green (144D).

Sepals are 10mm long and 6mm wide, hairy outside and hairless inside, inside and out are both moderate yellow green (146C).

Flowers are 40mm across. Petals are slightly pleated, inside and outside are both white (NN155D).

Stamen filaments, style, and stigma are white (NN155D). Anthers are vivid yellow (13A).


Royal Horticultural Society. (2012). RHS Plant Finder 2012.

Egger, J. N. (2013, January 1). Tradescantia plant named ‘Angelic Charm’ [US patent PP23,295 P2]. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Internet Archive link.