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What Vriesea is this?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

close up of leaves

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

flowers

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Springfield, MO(Zone 6a)

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

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

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

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

thanks!!

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

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!!

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

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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Springfield, MO(Zone 6a)

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

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

Yes, that is what it was marked. I love it. Have you seen it around? I haven't seen it for sale. Sadly, LOL!

Springfield, MO(Zone 6a)

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.

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

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

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

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

Melanie

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

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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