a couple Vrieseas

bromeliaddict(z6 MI)July 1, 2010

This is not the first of the grex to bloom, but it's the first to show half-way decent branching. It was suggested by another hybridizer that the sucrei parentage (Sunset= sucrei x splendens) would lead to mostly simple inflorescences. So far, for the most part, he's been right. A couple have had gorgeous foliage, followed by the most disappointing skinny, tall, simple inflorescence. I like the color combination of the foliage and flower of this one, though it's size (nearly 36") and rather gangly branching habit probably relegates even this one to the cull pile.

Vriesea 'Sunset' x 'Eva'

This next one hasn't bloomed yet, but I'm inclined already to want to keep it on account of the plant's form and leaf color.

Vriesea 'Elfi' x bleheri


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Paul, I have to wonder what some of these would look like if grown in South Florida vs. Michigan. Your 'Sunset' x 'Eva' might be a completely different plant if given some serious sun and heat. I don't have a lot of Vrieseas but they all have been able to thrive in major sunlight.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 10:30PM
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Thats a great flower spike Paul ,yes mostly the single spike should and will dominate , try crossing that plant with a really good Double pleasure ,you will than keep the good flower spike and get leaf colour and pattern ok ?


    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 11:22PM
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