Full nameTradescantia virginiana ‘Nina’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established with a description by Hopedale Nurseries (1916, p. 6). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).

Also known as:
OriginsCollected from the wild by Hopedale Nurseries (1916).
ClassificationThe cultivar was introduced as a wild-collected plant, so it is accepted as the true species Tradescantia virginiana rather than a hybrid of the Andersoniana Group.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last documented by Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976, p. 1120).


Described by Hopedale Nurseries (1916, p. 6).

SpeciesTradescantia virginiana.
Growth habitDwarf form.


Hopedale Nurseries. (1916). Choice Wild Plants. 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.