‘Violacea Semiplena’


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

Established by Booth (1840, p 113). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 21.11, 27.1).

It was originally spelled ‘Violaceo Semipleno’ (Booth, 1840, p. 113), but this is corrected to match the grammatical gender of the genus (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.8).
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.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last documented by Booth (1842, p. 70).


Never described.

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.


Booth, J. (1840). Verzeichniss der Bäume, Gesträuche, Stauden Topf-Pflanzen [List of trees, shrubs, perennials and pot plants]. Internet Archive link.

Booth, J. (1842). Verzeichniss der Bäume, Gesträuche, Stauden &c. &c. &c. [List of trees, shrubs, perennials, etc etc etc]. 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.