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

This newly-registered name is accepted and will be established once published in hardcopy (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
OriginsOriginated as a sport mutation in 2020 from an unnamed plant of an unknown species, possibly a Tradescantia crassula hybrid. Named after a fictional character. Selected, named, registered, and introduced by Helen Winnington in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
ClassificationUnknown species, possibly a hybrid involving Tradescantia crassula. Like other variegated Austrotradescantia hybrids, it is now placed in the Continental Group.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityNewly introduced in the UK.


Cultivar groupTradescantia Continental Group.
Growth habitTrailing, compact habit. About 15cm high x 60cm spread.
FoliageLeaves are 3-5cm long, oval-shaped. Top surfaces are green with lime or yellow stripes, sometimes with flecks and different shades of green. Undersides are pink.
FlowersAbout 1cm across, white, frequent from late spring through summer.
ComparisonsCompared to Tradescantia ‘EC-TRADE-2011’, it has different coloured stripes and less rounded leaves.


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.