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

Established with a description by Pearce (1941, p. 20).

Also known as:
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 Pearce (1944, p. 64).


Described by Pearce (1941, p. 20).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersBrilliant red.


Pearce, R. D. (1941). Autumn Rarities in Seeds Bulbs and Plants. Internet Archive link.

Pearce, R. D. (1944). Seeds Bulbs 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.