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Bromeliads: What Vriesea is this?

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


June 15, 2007
11:56 PM

Post #3619754

Got this a few weeks ago... never seen another like it.

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


June 15, 2007
11:57 PM

Post #3619760

close up of leaves

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


June 15, 2007
11:57 PM

Post #3619762

flowers

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digital_dave
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2007
11:57 AM

Post #3621275

I think it's Vriesea Splendide variegata also lnown as Vr. Samurai

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 16, 2007
5:31 PM

Post #3622187

Yes, I knew if someone said it I would remember it. Check this thread: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/699767/

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


June 16, 2007
9:05 PM

Post #3622716

thanks!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


February 15, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #4543489

Oh my!!!!! I was hot on the trial of this one last year. First I had to get the name which took me all over the web emailing people esp since it has 2 names. Then I chased down the hybridizer in Vista who took no pity on me. But I could not find a source. Where did you find that beauty, PalmBob? I am so green with envy. I really am. You got a fantastic one too!!

I try never to ask for I get asked so much but I sure would love to buy a pup from you if you sell!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


February 15, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #4543528

I almost had a heart attack just now when I saw this as I scanned down the Bromeliad page. LOL.

I so searched for it last year. Read my note
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/142694/

You should add your photo of it in bloom. Such a beauty.


And look at this one also, PalmBob. I saw it in the back greenhouses at the Huntington. I tried to find this one too. Such a beauty. Sometimes I need to remember that I must be happy with at least getting to see some plants in person when I can't have them. You don't always get what you want, but you get what you need. LOL

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/176239/

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digital_dave
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2008
4:12 AM

Post #4553418

The "Huntington" plant looks like Vriesea (fosteriana) Vista.
Dave

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


February 18, 2008
6:24 AM

Post #4553938

Yes, that is what it was marked. I love it. Have you seen it around? I haven't seen it for sale. Sadly, LOL!
digital_dave
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4554496

Vista is pretty common, and given it's California roots, should be plentiful out there. I'd look in www.bsi.com for affiliate socities. Most have plant sales/swaps.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


February 18, 2008
6:27 PM

Post #4555852

You would think but it is not to be found around here. The Huntington had it in their private collection, not even for public view.

I have been looking for Vriesea 'Splendide Vista' also which is from Vista too. Can't find it anywhere. And I make the nursery rounds. LOL

I do know a man that is big in the San Franicsco Bromeliad Society and asked him about them awhile back. Maybe be I should ask again! LOL

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 18, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #4557128

Kell, is "Splendide" different from "Splendide Vista"?

Melanie

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


February 18, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #4557206

Yes, quite different. Vriesea Splendide Vista has the white and pink markings and the Vriesea Splendide is green with dark stripes. There is a nursery in Vista, California who hybridized these. I am sure Vriesea Splendide was used.

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