Correct nameTradescantia zebrina ‘Purple Plush’.
Name statusEstablished synonym, another published name for the cultivar Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purple Plush’.

Established with a description by C. B. Whitnall & Co (1889, p. 52). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., Art. 21.11).

Based on a photo in a later publication (Kühl, 1927, p. 318), it seems to refer to the same plant as Tradecantia zebrina ‘Purple Plush’. The more widely-used and unambiguous name ‘Purple Plush’ is now accepted for this cultivar.

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C. B. Whitnall & Co. (1889). Whitnall’s Illustrated Catalogue of Seeds, Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Tools, Etc. Internet Archive link.

Kühl, O. (1927). Gartenschönheit [Garden beauty]. 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.