‘Daniel’s Hybrid’


Full nameTradescantia zebrina ‘Daniel’s Hybrid’.
Name statusEstablished but questionable, it may refer to a unique cultivar or may be a synonym for Tradescantia zebrina ‘Little Hill’.

Established with a description by Glasshouse Works (1984, p.18). Because it was published before 1996, the word “hybrid” is acceptable in the name (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.17).

Based on the description, the name may refer to Tradescantia zebrina ‘Little Hill’, but there is not enough information to definitively link it to any plant known to day. The name is established and treated as lost or an unknown synonym.
ClassificationThe species Tradescantia zebrina is sometimes labelled with its botanical synonyms Tradescantia pendula, Tradescantia argentea, Zebrina pendula and Cyanotis zebrina.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityThe name may be a synonym for Tradescantia zebrina ‘Little Hill’, still in cultivation. But this is not certain, so the plant is assumed to be lost. It was last listed for sale by Glasshouse Works (1990, as cited in Hatch, 2021).


Described by Glasshouse Works (1984, p. 18).

SpeciesTradescantia zebrina.
FoliageWide green-purple leaves with silver bands.


Glasshouse Works. (1984). [Catalogue]. UC Davis Library.

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.

Hatch, L. C. (2021). Hatch’s Interior Plants: Commelinaceae. Internet Archive link.