‘Blueberry’s Baby’


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

Listed online with a photo by Almost Eden (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name cannot will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
OriginsOpen-pollinated seedling found at the Almost Eden gardens, assumed to be a seedling of Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Blueberry Sundae’. (Jeff McMillian of Almost Eden, personal correspondence, August 2022).
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 known from Almost Eden (2022).


Described by Jeff McMillian of Almost Eden (personal correspondence, August 2022).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habit45-60cm high.
FoliageSturdy stems and a mound of dark blue-green foliage.
Flowers3-4cm wide, deep indigo blue with brightly contrasting yellow stamens.
ComparisonsCompared to Tradescantia ohiensis, ‘Blueberry’s Baby’ is bigger overall.


Almost Eden. (2022). Blueberry’s Baby Spiderwort. Internet Archive link.

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.