‘Lilacina Plena’


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

Established with a description by Foerster (1932, p. 10). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
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 listed for sale by the Royal Horticultural Society (1990, p. 493).


Described by Foerster (1932, p. 10).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersLight blue with double petals.


Foerster, K. (1932). Grossgärtnerei Winterharter Blütenpflanzen [Large-scale nursery of hardy flowering plants]. Internet Archive link.

Royal Horticultural Society. (1990). RHS Plant Finder 1990.

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.