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

Established with a description by Rafinesque (1837, p. 85).
OriginsFrom a garden (Rafinesque, 1837, p. 85).
ClassificationOriginally published as Tradescantia virginiana var. ramosa. This is not an accepted botanical variety (POWO, 2022), so the plant is treated as a cultivar with the same name (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.6).

Like 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, it has not been documented since its first publication (Rafinesque, 1837, p. 85).


Described by Rafinesque (1837, p. 85).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habit90-120cm high.
FoliageHighly branched, with large leaves.


Rafinesque, C. S. (1837). New Flora and Botany of North America: Second Part. Biodiversity Heritage Library 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.

POWO. (2022). Tradescantia virginiana. Plants of the World Online. Link.