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

Established with a description by William Prince & Son (1839, p. 80).

Also known as:
  • ‘Grandiflora’, an established but undescribed name, which may be a synonym or may be distinct.

Not to be confused with:
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 Warren’s Garden & Nurseries (1845, p. 34).


Described by William Prince & Son (1839, p. 80).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersLarge and blue.


William Prince & Son. (1839). Annual Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees and Plants, Cultivated at the Linnaean Botanic Garden and Nurseries. Internet Archive link.

Warren’s Garden & Nurseries. (1845). Annual Descriptive Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Grape Vines, Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants, Roses… Dahlias, Green-house Plants, &c. &c. Internet Archive link.