‘Tall and Blue’


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

Described online by Quackin’ Grass Nursery (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
OriginsSelected at Yucca Do nursery (issima, 2022).
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.
AvailabilityAvailable from a small number of nurseries in the US.


Described by Quackin’ Gradd Nursery (2022) and issima (2022).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habitClumping, with tall vertical stems which eventually droop. 90-120cm high x 60-90cm wide.
FlowersDark steely blue, sterile and with a long blooming period.


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.

Quackin’ Grass Nursery. (2022). Tradescantia x ‘Tall and Blue’. Internet Archive link.

issima. (2022). Tradescantia ‘Tall and Blue’. Internet Archive link.