‘Lilac Time’


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

Established with a description by Purdy (1941, p. 28).
OriginsOriginated from England (Mitchell Nurseries, 1946, p. 55).
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 was last documented by Mitchell Nurseries (1946, p. 55).


Described by Purdy (1941, p. 28).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersPure deep lilac.


Purdy, C. (1941). Californian and Other West American Bulbs & Plants. Internet Archive link.

Mitchell Nurseries. (1946). Catalogue and Price List. Internet Archive link.