|Full name||Tradescantia pallida ‘Shadow Hill’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established by Hillplant B.V. (2003). Because it is a legal protection registration, the name is established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.5).
Also known as:
|Origins||Mutation from Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’ (Hillplant B.V., 2003).|
|Classification||The species Tradescantia pallida is sometimes labelled with its botanical synonyms Setcreasea pallida and Setcreasea purpurea.|
|Legal protection||Previously registered for plant breeder’s rights in the Netherlands, but surrendered in 2004 (Hillplant B.V., 2003).|
|Availability||Available occasionally from collectors and specialists.|
Described with reference to the RHS Colour Chart (6th Edition; 2019 reprint).
|Growth habit||Stems are initially upright, but start to sprawl and trail as they get longer.|
|Foliage||Leaves are long pointed ovals. The top surface is dark greyish purple, and the underside is lighter grey.|
|Flowers||Petals are light purple (76A) or light reddish purple (N75A), sometimes with paler streaks.|
Hillplant B.V. (2003, January 21). Tradescantia ‘Shadow Hill’ [Netherlands plant breeder’s rights registration 20721]. Community Plant Variety Office. Registration document 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.