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Fiesta Vriesea on show.

Posted by devo_2006 NZ (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 24, 10 at 23:14

Here is a collection of the Vriesea on show at this years Fiesta, as much as Im a neo addict, I must say these Vriesea are just fantastic plants & they really do add a stylish touch to any bromeliad collection. I remember lining up to buy the first release of Tasman hybrids in 2003, they were primarily "green" plants with tessellationsbut they were something new, & very much sort after. Now in 2010 were almost spoilt for choice with a whole range of well coloured, & well patterned foliage Vriesea, theyve come along way in 7 yrs... Im really looking forward to what will be released over the next few years.

OK, now for the main course

First up, is the classic sp Vr fenestralis

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A NZ favourite, Vr. Golden Legend that originally came from Aussie.

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Next, the main prize winner, yes its the popular Vistarella

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Vr. Misty Pink

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Vr. Pink Magic

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Vr. Tasman hybrid

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Vr. Mint Julep

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Vr Starbright, one of my favourites.

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Vr. White Mystic, winner of the NZ hybrid section.

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The stunning Vr. Cherry Ice, and behind is a well grown Vr. Nova Pink Beauty

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Vr Misty Taupo

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And a taste of the Vr. hybrids for sale, enough to tempt any brom addict. Some people were buying these by the box load, & coming back for more!

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Finally for dessert, a lovely petit treat of subtle variegation, this is something I envisage well see more of as the future of Vriesea hybridising unfolds.

Vr. Lady hybrid

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I trust you have enjoyed this Vriesea banquet & that it has sufficiently fuelled the addiction ;-)

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RE: Fiesta Vriesea on show.

  • Posted by hanwc Malaysia (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 24, 10 at 23:41

Devo, thanks for the photos. The vriesea are absolutely stunning in its color and leaves pattern. I wish I'm at NZ this time to join the Fiesta. In particular, the V Starbright and Cherry Bright caught my attention with its almost white center. Just wondering if this white center also meant it is less tolerant to sunlight?


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RE: Fiesta Vriesea on show.

Hi Han, we have Vr. Snowman here that has a very white centre (similar to Cherry Ice), I know J&A grow it & have said the plant is tough as boots, no bruises & can take almost full sun. What could work in its favour is that it starts green and turns white until only the tips remain green.


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RE: Fiesta Vriesea on show.

Lovely show Andrew ,yes i found that my white hybrids can take a huge amount of light / sun and they also start of green at first ,Jack


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