‘China Blue’


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

Established with a description by Plant Delights (1998, p. 52).
OriginsBred by Kevin Vaughn (Plant Delights, 1998, p. 52).
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 or lost in cultivation, since it was last listed for sale by Plant Delights (1999, p. 29).


Described by Plant Delights (1998, p. 52), with reference to the RHS Colour Chart.

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersLight violet (94D).


Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1998). “It’s not easy being variegated!”: 1998 Sales Catalog and Plant Owner’s Manual.

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1999). Farmageddon “Revenge of the Perennials”: 1999 Fall Supplement to The Sales Catalog and Plant Owner’s Manual.