‘Bilberry Ice’


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

First listed for sale in Royal Horticultural Society (1991, p. 523). No hardcopy description has been found, so the name is accepted and will be formally established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
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.
AvailabilityMass-produced and available from many nurseries.


Described by Carroll Gardens (2022).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FoliageVery narrow leaves.
FlowersWhite, flushed with lilac.


Royal Horticultural Society. (1991). RHS Plant Finder 1991.

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.

Carroll Gardens. (2022). Tradescantia (Spiderwort) – andersoniana Bilberry Ice. Internet Archive link.