‘Tall Blue’


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

Named online with a photo by JC Raulston Arboretum (2015). No hardcopy description has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
OriginsOf garden origin, grown since 2002 in bed R23 at JC Raulston Arboretum (2015).
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.
AvailabilityRare or lost from cultivation, it has not been found for sale.


Described by Hatch (2021).

SpeciesTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habit120-150cm high.
FlowersRich medium blue.


JC Raulston Arboretum. (2015). Tradescantia ‘Tall Blue’. 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.

Hatch, L. C. (2021). Hatch’s Perennials 2021-2022 Edition: Taccarum to Typha.