‘James Stratton’


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

Established with a description by Gardenside Nurseries, Inc (1939, p. 8).

The name has been misspelled as ‘James Shatton’ (Buckley, 1977, as cited n Hatch, 2021).
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, it was last documented by Buckley (1977, as cited in Hatch, 2021).


Described by Caroll Gardens (1940, p. 29).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersLarge, deep mauve and slightly shaded with rose.


Gardenside Nurseries, Inc. (1939). Gardenside Gossip. Internet Archive link.

Caroll Gardens. (1940). [Catalogue]. Internet Archive link.

Hatch, L. C. (2021). Hatch’s Perennials 2021-2022 Edition: Taccarum to Typha.