|Full name||Tradescantia (Continental Group) ‘Gelfling’.|
|Name status||Accepted, 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).
|Origins||Originated 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.|
|Classification||Unknown species, possibly a hybrid involving Tradescantia crassula. Like other variegated Austrotradescantia hybrids, it is now placed in the Continental Group.|
|Availability||Newly introduced in the UK.|
|Cultivar group||Tradescantia Continental Group.|
|Growth habit||Trailing, compact habit. About 15cm high x 60cm spread.|
|Foliage||Leaves 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.|
|Flowers||About 1cm across, white, frequent from late spring through summer.|
|Comparisons||Compared 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.