‘Purple Passion’


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

Established with a description by Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (2008, p. 9).

Not to be confused with:
OriginsHybrid originating from Kevin Vaughn (Hatch, 2021).
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.
AvailabilityRare or lost from cultivation, it has not been documented for sale since its first publication.


Described by Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (2008, p. 9).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersDainty, velvety purple, in clusters.


Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (2008). Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale. University of Minnesota. Internet Archive link.

Hatch, L. C. (2021). Hatch’s Perennials 2021-2022 Edition: Taccarum to Typha.