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Neoregelia Bromeliad 'Ardie'

Neoregelia

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Neoregelia (nee-oh-reg-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ardie
Additional cultivar information:(PP19977)
Hybridized by Skotak-Deroose
Registered or introduced: 2007

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

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:

Patented

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida

Deltona, Florida

Beaufort, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 19, 2017, vbinsc from Beaufort, SC wrote:

I received this as a mature pass along. I left it alone in a big pot outside for two years. I covered with a sheet for the occasional frost. Didn't feed or provide with special watering. Finally it got so top-heavy that it kept falling over.

Today I divided it and made thirteen large plants!
The flowers are insignificant, deep in the vase of the plant. It makes an extremely handsome foliage plant and is even admired by my non-gardening friends.

Positive

On Mar 24, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

N. 'Ardie' has showy white leaves with green margins. The center is maroon red. It is a 2009 introduction.

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