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PlantFiles: Queen's-Tears, Bromeliad
Billbergia 'Bunniss Factor'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Billbergia (bil-BERG-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Bunniss Factor

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Burgundy
Smooth-Textured
Mottled
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is monocarpic
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive MotherNature4 On Feb 20, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This cultivar grows in rather tight rolls of leaves that are mostly burgandy with either white or pink mottled spots along with fine silver bands. It is striking.

Jim Irvin crossed 'Domingos Martins' X 'Strawberry' to get it.



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