Today's bloom is Imperial Bromeliad (Vriesea imperialis)

Bloom of the Day for June 7th, 2009:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Maroon (Purple-Brown), White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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plantladylin wrote:
Wow, what a beautiful bloom ... I had to go read more about this plant! I've never seen a Brom that grows so large. Great looking plant, great bloom photo!