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

Published by Booth (1842, p. 70). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 21.11, 27.1).

The name has been spelled ‘Azureo’ (Booth, 1842, p. 70) and ‘Azureis’ (Nagels, 1937, p. 58). The spelling is corrected to ‘Azurea’ to match the grammatical gender in Latin (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.8).
ClassificationLike other hardy garden hybrids, it is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as T. virginiana, its invalid horticultural syonym T. virginica, or the invalid botanical hybrid T. × andersoniana.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last sold by Nagels (1937, p. 58).


Described by Hoopes, Bro. & Thomas (1876, p. 49).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.


Booth, J. (1842). Verzeichniss der Bäume, Gesträuche, Stauden. Internet Archive link.

Hoopes, Bro. & Thomas. (1876). Alpine & Hardy Perennials Plants, 1876. Internet Archive link.

Nagels, E. (1937). Graines et Plantes. 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.