|Full name||Tradescantia zebrina ‘Evanesce’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established with a description by Hatch (2022).
The name was established under the misspelling ‘Evanence’, but this is corrected to ‘Evanesce’ as chosen by the namer (Erica Jane, personal correspondence, September 2021).
|Classification||The species Tradescantia zebrina is sometimes labelled with its botanical synonyms Tradescantia pendula, Tradescantia argentea, Zebrina pendula and Cyanotis zebrina.|
|Availability||Mass-produced in the USA, although often sold with no specific cultivar name. Available from nurseries and specialists elsewhere.|
|Growth habit||Stems are initially upright, but sprawl and trail as they grow longer.|
|Foliage||Leaves have a base colour of green to purple, with two silver bands. In high light, the leaves develop bright purple pinstripes over the surface.|
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. (2022). Commelinaceae: A Guide to Modern and Historic Cultivars.