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!!
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
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.