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

Established with a description by Foerster (1916, p. 30). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (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.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last sold by Foerster (1957, p. 69).


Described by Foerster (1916, p. 30).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FoliageDark purple.


Foerster, K. (1916). [Catalogue]. Internet Archive link.

Foerster, K. (1957). Jubiläumskatalog [Anniversary catalog]. 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.