Help needed from Billbergia growers

splinter1804April 6, 2009

Hi everyone - I bought this plant a couple of years back from a grower who told me it was a Billbergia 'Maggie's Pride" but the only Maggie's Pride I can find anywhere I've looked is a Neoregelia.

I liked it mainly for the foliage colour and to this date have never flowered it.

Can anyone help with a name?

Thanks in advance, all the best, Nev.

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gonzer_gw

It has that look of well grown pyramidalis var. striata. Just a guess since I've not heard of Maggie's Pride either.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 7:08PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Looks like B. Dorothy Berg to me, Nev.

Maggie, Dorothy... it's all the same, right? ;-)

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 8:15PM
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rickta66(Brisbane)

Nev,

It is most likely Bil. Perriam's Pride.

Rick

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 11:36PM
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neomea

Hi all

I am with Lisa on this one, My B.DB looks like a clone of that one!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2009 at 3:07AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Here are some of my Dorothy Bergs for comparison. As you can see, the color is somewhat variable depending on light and feeding (these were recently potted pups so they reflect what was going on with the parent plant). It's a larger plant than either Perriam's Pride or pyramidalis v. striata, and the purple blotching on the leaves and down in the throat is fairly distinctive.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2009 at 1:52PM
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rickta66(Brisbane)

Dorothy Berg is a good looking plant, my Perriam's Pride is 22cm / 8 1/2" high.

Cheers,

Rick

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 5:30AM
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gonzer_gw

Dangit, if this doesn't look the same...from e-bay.

Here is a link that might be useful: Linky-Doo

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 8:00AM
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splinter1804

Hi Gonz - Very interesting, Mmmm, "rare find plant"?

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 4:21PM
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