‘Rubra Plena’


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

Established by Prince (1827, p. 158). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 21.11, 27.1).
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 documented by Frikart (1959, p. 63).


Described by Hoopers, Bro. & Thomas (1876, p. 49).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersReddish-violet, with double petals.


Prince, W. (1827). Wholesale Catalogue of American Trees, Shrubs, Plants, and Seeds, Cultivated and for Sale at the Linnaean Botanic Garden and Nurseries, Near New York. Internet Archive link.

Hoopes, Bro. & Thomas. (1876). Alpine & Hardy Perennials Plants, 1876. Internet Archive link.

Frikart, C. (1959). Pflanzenkatalog [Plant catalog]. 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.