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

Established by James Backhouse & Son (1895, p. 39). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Artrs. 21.11, 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.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last documented by Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976, p. 1120).


Described by Weston Nurseries (1939, p. 55).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersDelicate pink.


James Backhouse & Son (1895). Alpine Plants, Hardy Perennials, and Florists’ Flowers. RHS Lindley Library.

Weston Nurseries. (1939). [Catalogue]. Internet Archive link.

Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium. (1976). Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

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.