Tufted shortly rhizomatous herb. Stems erect, annual. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 15-35 cm. Cymes many-flowered, bracts leaf-like. Sepals hairy. Petals violet. purplish or white. Stamen filaments very hairy. [T. brevicaulis Raf., T.× andersoniana W. Ludw. & Rohw. invalid name]
Grown in full sun as a cold-tolerant bedding plant.
The Andersoniana Group represents hybrids of T. virginiana L. with closely related species such as T. canaliculata Raf., T. ohiensis Raf. and T. subaspera Ker Gawl. amongst others.
Source: (2005). Commelinaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Flowers royal blue, double.
Flowers large and pale blue.
Flowers carmine-red. ['Carmine Glow']
Flowers large, white with purple-blue centre and blue anthers.
Flowers large and rich-purple.
Flowers large, dark blue.