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‘TPIWH01-0’

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Full nameTradescantia (Continental Group) ‘TPIWH01-0’
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established with a description by White (2022).
OriginsOrigins documented by White (2022). Discovered as a branch mutation of Tradescantia (Continental Group) ‘Albovittata’. Selected and named by Amelia White in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
ClassificationOriginally identified as Tradescantia fluminensis f. albovittata. This is not a valid botanical classification (POWO, 2022), and the cultivar does not match the species. As a mutation from ‘Albovittata’ it is now placed in the Continental Group.
Legal protectionPatented in the USA (White, 2022).
AvailabilityNot found for sale.

Description

Described by White (2022) with reference to the RHS Colour Chart (5th Edition).

Cultivar groupTradescantia Continental Group.
Growth habitFreely-branching, trailing stems.
FoliageStems are 5mm thick, with internodes about 2.5cm long. They are hairless and moderate yellowish green (138A to 138C).

Leaves are pointed ovals, about 7.5cm long and 3cm wide, hairless on upper and lower surfaces.

Top, bottom, and sheaths of leaves are greenish white (155C), streaked with moderate yellowish green (138A to 138C).
ComparisonsCompared to T. fluminensis ‘Variegata’, it has larger leaves and whiter variegation.

References

White, A. (2022). Tradescantia plant named ‘TPIWH01-0’ [US plant patent PP34,445 P2]. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Internet Archive link.

POWO. (2022). Tradescantia fluminensis. Plants of the World Online. Link.