Bromeliad
Vriesea 'Annie'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vriesea (VREE-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Annie
Additional cultivar information:(PP10885)
Hybridized by Deroose
Registered or introduced: 1997

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

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

Regional

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

Ocoee, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Lafayette, Tennessee

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 6, 2015, sunkissed from Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I bought this plant in 2010 with blooms and planted into my garden. It didn't bloom again until 2012, with three flowers. The blooms started in January and lasted into July. I didn't get any blooms again until this January 2015, I have two flowers again. Planted in good afternoon sun and filtered the rest of the day, it isn't in irrigation, so relies on rain for water, on occasion when we're in a drought some hand watering. I only cover it when we dip below freezing with a frost cloth, when flowers are present. The flowers are a real stand out in the garden. Maybe as time goes on and my plant spreads I'll get blooms more often.