|Full name||Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purple Highway’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established with a description and photos by Eden Collection B.V. (2019). Because it is a legal protection registration, this name takes precedence over any other (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 11.3, 11.4).
Also known as:
|Origins||Origins described by Eden Collection B.V. (2019). Seedling from a cross between two unnamed Tradescantia zebrina plants, bred in Sappemeer, the Netherlands. Bred, named, and introduced by Eden Collection B.V.|
|Classification||The species Tradescantia zebrina is sometimes labelled with its botanical synonyms Tradescantia pendula, Tradescantia argentea, Zebrina pendula and Cyanotis zebrina.|
|Legal protection||Protected by plant breeder’s rights in the EU and UK (Eden Collection B.V., 2019). Protected by plant breeder’s rights in Australia under the synonym ‘EC-TRADE-1809’ (Eden Collection B.V., 2020).|
|Availability||Only known for sale from Dans Plants (2022, p. 10) in Australia.|
Described by Eden Collection B.V. (2019), with reference to the RHS Colour Chart (6th edition).
|Foliage||Upper leaf surfaces are dark red (187B), with wide stripes of moderate yellow green (139D). Undersides are greyish purplish red (N77B).|
|Flowers||Strong reddish purple (N78B), with white anthers.|
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.
Eden Collection B.V. (2019, February 25). Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purple Highway’ [EU plant breeder’s rights registration 51415]. Community Plant Variety Office. Registration document link.
Eden Collection B.V. (2020, July 30). Tradescantia zebrina ‘EC-TRADE-1809’ [Australia plant breeder’s rights application 2020/077]. IP Australia. Internet Archive link.
Dans Plants. (2022). Dans Collection. Internet Archive link.