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

Established with a description by Bornimer Staudenkulturen (1975, p. 65).

The name is sometimes spelled ‘Baerbel’ (Royal Horticultural Society, 2001, p. 714).
OriginsIntroduced in 1974 by Bornimer Staudenkulturen (1975, p. 65).
ClassificationLike other hardy garden hybrids, it is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as T. virginiana or the invalid botanical hybrid T. × andersoniana.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityAvailable from many nurseries in Europe.


Described by Bornimer Staudenkulturen (1975, p. 65).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersLarge and bright blue.


Bornimer Staudenkulturen. (1975). [Catalogue]. Internet Archive link.

Royal Horticultural Society. (2001). RHS Plant Finder 2001.