|Full name||Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Big Sky’.|
|Name status||Accepted, 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).
|Origins||Introduced by East Coast Nurseries some time before 2001 (Hatch, 2021).|
|Classification||Like 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.|
|Availability||Rare or lost in cultivation, it has not been found for sale.|
Described by Hatch (2021).
|Cultivar group||Tradescantia Andersoniana Group.|
|Growth habit||45cm high.|
|Comparisons||Flowers 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.