Correct nameTradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’.
Name statusEstablished synonym, another published name for the cultivar Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’.

Published with a description by the originator, Göschke (1867). Because it was published before 1959, the name in Latin form can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).

The later but much more widely-used name ‘Variegata’ is now accepted for this cultivar.


Göschke, G. (1867). Tradescantia viridis var. Goeschkei. In Neubert, W. (Ed.), Deutsches Magazin für Garten- und Blumenfunde [German Magazine for Garden and Flower Finds] (pp. 213-214). Google Books link.

Bailey, L. H. (1927). The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture. The Macmillan Company.

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.