‘Purple Rain’


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Name statusNot established, an invalid unpublished name used to sell multiple other cultivars.

Listed online with photos by Leafy House (2020) and Nursery 2 U (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is not established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).

The two listings show different cultivars, Tradescantia spathacea ‘Sitara’ and Tradescantia zebrina ‘Flame Dance’, so the name cannot be linked to a single specific plant.


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.

Leafy House. (2020). tradescantia Purple Rain. Internet Archive link.

Nursery 2 U. (2022). Trandescantia Purple Rain any 5 for $20. Archive Today link.