‘Lilac Twist’


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

Described online by Hatch (2021). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
OriginsIntroduced by Nikau Hill nursery, New Zealand (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.
AvailabilityRare or lost in cultivation, only known from the now-closed Nikau Hill nursery (Hatch, 2021).


Described by Hatch (2021).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersSmall and light lilac.


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

Brickell, C. D., Alexander, C., Cubey, J. J., David, J. C., Hoffman, M. H. A., Leslie, A. C., Malécot, V., Jin, X. (2016). International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. PDF link.