‘Caerulea Plena’


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

Established with a description by Bailey (1917, p. 3364). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).
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.
AvailabilityAvailable from many nurseries.


Described by Blütenwolke (1928, p. 33).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersDouble-petalled and blue.


Bailey, L. H. (1917). The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture. The Macmillan Company.

Blütenwolke. (1928). Gräflich Schwerin sche Staudenkulturen [Count Schwerin’s perennial 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.