‘Purple Profusion’


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

Established by Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1997, p. 22) with reference to their spring catalog.
OriginsSeedling from Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Wesley Williams’ (Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., 1998, p. 52).
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.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last listed for sale by Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1999, p. 29).


Described by Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1998, p. 52), with reference to the RHS Colour Chart.

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habitCompact habit. 30cm high.
FoliageNarrow leaves.
FlowersDark violet blue (89B).
ComparisonsCompared to Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Wesley Williams’, it has more compact growth and a longer blooming season.


Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1997). Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Annuals: 1997 Fall Supplement.

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1998). “It’s not easy being variegated!”: 1998 Sales Catalog and Plant Owner’s Manual.

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1999). Farmageddon “Revenge of the Perennials”: 1999 Fall Supplement to The Sales Catalog and Plant Owner’s Manual.