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

Listed for sale by Royal Horticultural Society (2012, p. 751). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (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.
AvailabilityAvailable from a small number of nurseries in Europe.


Described by Atelier du Vegetal (2020).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habit45cm high.


Royal Horticultural Society. (2012). RHS Plant Finder 2012.

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.

Atelier du Vegetal. (2020). Tradescantia ‘Melissa’. Internet Archive link.