‘Caerulea Pallida’


Correct nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Pallida’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Published by Société nationale d’agriculture, sciences et arts (1834, p. 411). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 21.11, 27.1).

The name has also been spelled ‘Cerulea Pallida’ (William R. Prince & Co, 1853, p. 21).
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.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last documented by William R. Prince & Co (1853, p. 21).


Never described.

Cutivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.


William R. Prince & Co. (1853). Supplementary Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs, and Plants. 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.