‘Purple Passion’


Correct nameUnspecified.
Name statusNot established, an invalid unpublished name used to sell multiple other Tradescantia cultivars.

Posted online by The Plant Store (2021), and published with a description by Hatch (2022). The name has previously been used in the genus, so it cannot be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 27.1, 30.1).

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

Not to be confused with:


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.

Hatch, L. (2022). Commelinaceae: A Guide to Modern and Historic Cultivars.