‘Mrs. Loewer’


Full nameTradescantia ohiensis ‘Mrs. Loewer’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established by Plant Delights (1999, p. 29, with reference to their spring catalog).
OriginsOrigins documented by Plant Delights (2020). Collected in Goodwin, Arkansas by Larry Lowman of Ridgecrest Nursery. Named after the landowner, Elizabeth Loewer.
ClassificationBecause it is a wild collection, this plant is accepted as true Tradescantia ohiensis instead of a hybrid from the Andersoniana Group.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityAvailable from many nurseries, mainly in the USA.


Described by Rare Roots (2022).

Cultivar groupTradescantia ohiensis.
Growth habit50cm high.
FoliageSmoky blue.
FlowersSoft lavender.


Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1999). Farmageddon “Revenge of the Perennials”: 1999 Fall Supplement to The Sales Catalog and Plant Owner’s Manual.

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (2020). Tradescantia ohiensis ‘Mrs. Loewer’. Internet Archive link.

Rare Roots. (2022). Tradescantia ohiensis ‘Mrs. Loewer’ Spiderwort. Internet Archive link.