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Billbergia Bromeliad, Queen’s-Tears 'Arriba'

Billbergia

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Billbergia (bil-BERG-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Arriba
Hybridized by Beadle
Registered or introduced: 1983

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 28, 2016, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Seed Parent: amoena v. rubra
Pollen Parent: 'Mandas Othello'
Country of origin: USA

Positive

On Mar 15, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'Arriba' is a rich burgandy color with creamy "freckles." The flower is white with tinges of blue with bright red bracts.

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