‘Big Sky’


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

Described online by Hatch (2021). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
OriginsIntroduced by East Coast Nurseries some time before 2001 (Hatch, 2021).
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.
AvailabilityRare or lost in cultivation, it has not been found for sale.


Described by Hatch (2021).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habit45cm high.
FlowersSky blue.
ComparisonsFlowers larger and darker than ‘J. C. Weguelin’.


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.

Hatch, L. C. (2021). Hatch’s Perennials 2021-2022 Edition: Taccarum to Typha.