‘Midnight Blue’


Full nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Midnight Blue’.
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 (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.
AvailabilityNot found for sale, only known from the now-closed Nikau Hill nursery (Hatch, 2021).


Described by Hatch (2021).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habitCompact.
FlowersDark blue.


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.

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