‘Purple Heart’


Correct nameUnspecified.
Name statusNot established, an invalid unpublished name used for multiple Tradescantia cultivars.

Listed online with photos by The Plant Store (2021) and Bugaeva Flowers (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is not established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).

The two listings refer to different cultivars, Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Pixie’ and Tradescantia zebrina ‘Burgundy’, so the name cannot be linked with a single specific plant.

Not to be confused with: Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’, an established synonym for another cultivar.


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.

The Plant Store (2021). Tradescantia ‘Purple Heart’. Internet Archive link.

Bugaeva Flowers. (2022). МАГАЗИН ДОМАШНИХ ЦВЕТОВ [Home flower shop]. Internet Archive link.