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

Established with a description by Manning (1893, p. 45).
ClassificationIt was originally published as Tradescantia virginica var. lilacina (Manning, 1893, p. 45). This has never been a valid botanical variety (POWO, 2022), so the plant is instead treated as a cultivar of the same name (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.6).

Like 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 docmented by Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976, p. 1120).


Described by Manning (1893, p. 45).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.


Manning, J. W. (1893). Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Choice Hardy Perennials. Internet Archive link.

Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium. (1976). Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

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.

POWO. (2022). Tradescantia virginica. Plants of the World Online. Link.