‘Hawaiian Punch’


Full nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Hawaiian Punch’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established by Plant Delights (1997, p. 22, with reference to their spring catalog).
OriginsSeedling from Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Red Cloud’ some time before 1996, bred and named by Kevin Vaughn (personal correspondence, January 2022).
ClassificationLike other hardy garden hybrids, it is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as Tradescantia virginiana or the invalid botanical hybrid Tradescantia × andersoniana.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it has not been listed for sale since the year it was first published (Plant Delights, 1997, p. 22).


Described by Kevin Vaughn (personal correspondence, January 2022).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersClear medium red, exactly the colour of hawaiian punch drink.
ComparisonsBetter foliage and plant habits than ‘Red Cloud’.


Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1997). Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Annuals: 1997 Fall Supplement.