‘Blushing Bride’


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

Listed for sale by the Royal Horticultural Society (2000), and listed online with a photo by Ènciklopediâ Dekorativnyh Sadovyh Rastenij (2006). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).

Not to be confused with:
OriginsSeedling from Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Pauline’ some time before 1996, selected by Kevin Vaughn (personal correspondence, January 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.
AvailabilityRare in cultivation, it was last correctly documented by Ènciklopediâ Dekorativnyh Sadovyh Rastenij (2006). All uses of the name now appear to refer to the invalid synonym Tradescantia ‘Blushing Bride’ [2005].


Described by Kevin Vaughn (personal correspondence, January 2022).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habitTall but clumping.
FlowersClear pink with very rounded, overlaping petals.


Royal Horticultural Society. (2000). RHS Plant Finder 2000.

Ènciklopediâ Dekorativnyh Sadovyh Rastenij. (2006). TRADESKANCIÂ (TRADESCANTIA). 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.