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

Established with a description in “Tradescantia Laekenensis” (1908).

Two publications in the following years, Möller (1909, p. 470-471) and Schmidt (1914, p. 125), contain photos suitable to identify tthe plant. The accepted name for the cultivar is now the more widely-used ‘Lavender’.

The name has been misspelled in many different ways:
  • ‘Laekeneana’ (Schmidt, 1914, p. 125).’Leckenensii’ (Foerster, 1938, p. 106).’Laekensis’ (Fischer, 1960, p. 130).
Not to be confused with:


Tradescantia Laekenensis. (1908). The Florists’ Exchange, 26, p. 844. Biodiversity Heritage Library link.

Möller, L. (1908). Deutsche Gärtner-Zeitung [German gardener newspaper]. Internet Archive link.

Schmidt, J. C. (1914). [Catalogue]. Internet Archive link.

Foerster, K. (1938). Bestellkatalog [Order catalog]. Internet Archive link.

Fischer, P. (1960). Variegated Foliage Plants. Blandford Press.