|Full name||Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘David’s Blaby Blue’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Listed for sale in Royal Horticultural Society (2000, p. 717). No hardcopy description has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
Also known as:
The originator’s chosen name ‘David’s Blaby Blue’ is now accepted for this cultivar.
|Origins||Origins documented by Hazel Kaye (David Simpson, personal correspondence, 2022). The plant occurred in the nursery of Ted Brown in Blaby, Leicester. Names after his son David who was killed in a road accident shortly before.|
|Classification||Like other hardy garden hybrids, it is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as T. virginiana or the invalid botanical hybrid T. × andersoniana.|
|Availability||Rare in cultivation, it was last listed for sale by Royal Horticultural Society (2003, p. 727).|
Described by Hazel Kaye (David Simpson, personal correspondence, 2022).
|Cultivar group||Tradescantia Andersoniana Group.|
Royal Horticultural Society. (2003). RHS Plant Finder 2003.
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.