‘Blue Spider’


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

Listed for sale in Royal Horticultural Society (2017, p. 787). No hardcopy description has been found, so the name is accepted and will be 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.
AvailabilityOnly know from Ashwood Nurseries (2022).


Described by Ashwood Nurseries (2022).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habit45-50cm high.
FlowersMid-blue with slightly ruffled edges.


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.

Royal Horticultural Society. (2017). RHS Plant Finder 2017.

Ashwood Nurseries. (2022a). Tradescantia andersoniana ‘Blue Spider’ Spiderwort. Internet Archive link.