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

Established by Booth (1840, p. 113). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 21.11, 27.1).

It was originally spelled ‘Coccineo’, but the grammatical gender is corrected to match the genus (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.8).
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.
AvailabilityProably lost from cultivation, it was last documented by Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976, p. 1120).


Described by Manning (1893, p. 45).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersDeep red.


Booth, J. (1840). Verzeichniss der Bäume, Gesträuche, Stauden Topf-Pflanzen [List of trees, shrubs, perennials and pot plants]. Internet Archive link.

Manning, J. W. (1893). Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Choice Hardy Perennials. 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.