‘Rubra Splendens’


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

Established by Foerster (1931, p. 22). 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 Erhardt & Erhardt (1997, p. 657).


Described by Foerster (1932, p. 10).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersDeep red.


Foerster, K. (1931). Der Foerster-Katalog für Herbstpflanzung [The Foerster catalog for autumn planting]. Internet Archive link.

Foerster, K. (1932). Grossgärtnerei Winterharter Blütenpflanzen [Large-scale nursery of hardy flowering plants]. Internet Archive link.

Erhardt, A. & Erhardt, W. (1997). PPP Index 3: The European Plant Finder.

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.