Correct nameTradescantia hirta ‘Swifttale’.
Name statusNot established, an invalid trademarked name used to sell the cultivar Tradescantia hirta ‘Swifttale’.

Listed online with a photo by Pedro Plant (2015). The name is a trademark, so it cannot be established as a cultivar name (Brickell et al., 2016, Principle 6).

The earlier and more widely-used name ‘Swifttale’ is now accepted for this cultivar.


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.

Pedro Plant. (2015). Swallowtail Tradescantia. Internet Archive link.