|Full name||Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Tall and Blue’.|
|Name status||Accepted, 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).
|Origins||Selected at Yucca Do nursery (issima, 2022).|
|Classification||Like 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.|
|Availability||Available from a small number of nurseries in the US.|
Described by Quackin’ Gradd Nursery (2022) and issima (2022).
|Cultivar group||Tradescantia Andersoniana Group.|
|Growth habit||Clumping, with tall vertical stems which eventually droop. 90-120cm high x 60-90cm wide.|
|Flowers||Dark 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.