|Full name||Tradescantia pallida ‘Kartuz Giant’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique plant.|
Established with a description by Plant Delights (2006, p. 37).
Also known as:
|Origins||Sourced in 2004 from Mike Kartuz in California, USA, by Plant Delights (2005).|
An old patent seems to show an identical plant (Barstow, 1962). But it is not named, and so cannot be definitively linked to the plant known today.
|Classification||The species Tradescantia pallida is sometimes labelled with its botanical synonyms Setcreasea pallida and Setcreasea purpurea.|
|Availability||Available from some nurseries and specialists.|
Described with reference to the RHS Colour Chart (6th Edition; 2019 reprint).
|Growth habit||Upright at first, long stems eventually sprawling and trailing.|
|Foliage||Leaves are very wide ovals, often slightly pleated near the base, variably hairy. Leaves and stems are bright purple.|
|Flowers||Pale purple (N75B), typical for the species.|
Barstow, G. B. (1962, August 7). Setcreasea purpurea [US plant patent PP2,160]. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Internet Archive link.
Plant Delights. (2005). On-Line Catalog. Internet Archive link.
Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (2006). The Day, The Gardeners Cried: 2006 Fall Sales Catalog and Plant Owner’s Manual.