Correct nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Purpurea’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Published by Thomas Meehan and Sons (1910, p. 70). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).
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 has not been documented since its first publication (Thomas Meehan and Sons, 1910, p. 70).


Described by Thomas Meehan and Sons (1910, p. 70).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.


Thomas Meehan and Sons. (1910). Hand-book of Trees & Hardy Plants. Internet Archive link.

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.