‘Pink Hill’


Full nameTradescantia ‘Pink Hill’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Listed with no description, for sale since 1999 by Floricode (2022). No hardcopy description has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
ClassificationThe cultivar is sometimes identified as Tradescantia fluminensis, sometimes as Tradescantia umbraculifera. It is currently treated as an unknown species or hybrid of the subgenus Austrotradescantia.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityAvailable occasionally from specialists.


Preserved as a herbarium specimen (“Tradescantia ‘Pink Hill'”, 2022).

Described with reference to the RHS Colour Chart (6th Edition: 2019 reprint).

SubgenusTradescantia subg. Austrotradescantia.
Growth habitLow-growing, creeping stems which will spread out of any container and trail downwards.
FoliageStems are 1-4mm wide, with internodes 1.5-6cm long, smooth except for one line of tiny hairs running along the length. New growth stems are strong yellow green (144A), aging to dark greyish green (N189A) and sometimes dark purplish red (N79A).

Leaves are slightly asymmetrical narrow pointed ovals, 5-7cm long and 1.5-2.5cm wide, smooth except for a few hairs at the top of the sheath.

On leaves with good variegation, the upper surface is mostly dark yellowish green (189A), with thin edges and random stripes in light purple (84C). Reversion is very common, which causes leaves to develop solid areas of greyish olive green (NN137A). Leaf undersides are greyish reddish purple (N77C), with pale stripes showing through, and the central vein strong yellow green (144A). Sheaths are light yellow green (145B).
FlowersSmall white flowers, typical for the species. Not common when grown indoors.


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.

Floricode. (2022). E-Barcodes. Internet Archive link.

Tradescantia ‘Pink Hill’. (2022). [Herbarium specimen, barcode WSY0168495]. RHS Wisley Herbarium.