‘Cerulea Maxima’


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

Published by William R. Prince & Co (1853, p. 21). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 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 has not been documented since its first publication (William R. Prince & Co, 1853, p. 21).


Never described.

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.


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

WM. R. Prince & Co. (1860). Catalogue Spécial des Arbres, Arbustes, Plantes, etc [Special Catalog of Trees, Shrubs, Plants, etc.]. 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.