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

Established with a description by Prince (1822, p. 57). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (Brickell et al., Art. 21.11).

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 Prince (1853, p. 21).


Described by Prince (1822, p. 57).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersPale blue.


Prince, W. (1822). Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees and Plants, Bulbous Flower Roots, Green-house Plants, &c. &c. Cultivated at the Linnaean Botanic Garden. Internet Archive link.

William R. Prince & Co. (1853). Supplementary Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs, and Plants. Internet Archive link.

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.