‘Purple Rebel’


Correct nameTradescantia hirta ‘Swifttale’.
Name statusNot established, an unpublished name used for the cultivar Tradescantia hirta ‘Swifttale’.

Listed online with a photo by NC State Extension (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is not established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).

Based on the photo, it appears identical to ‘Swifttale’. The more widely-used name ‘Swifttale’ is now accepted for this cultivar.


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.

NC State Extension. (2022). Tradescantia x andersoniana. Internet Archive link.