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Billbergia Bromeliad, Queen’s-Tears 'Catherine Wilson'

Billbergia

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Billbergia (bil-BERG-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Catherine Wilson
Hybridized by Wilson
Registered or introduced: 1966

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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:

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

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

Seed Parent: amoena v. viridis
Pollen Parent: iridifolia(?)

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