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

Established with a description by Blütenwolke (1927, p. 35). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 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 Foerster (1957, p. 69).


Described by Blütenwolke (1927, p. 35).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
FlowersBlood red.


Blütenwolke. (1927). Gräflich Schwerin sche Staudenkulturen [Count Schwerin’s perennial plants]. Internet Archive link.

Foerster, K. (1957). Jubiläumskatalog [Anniversary 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.