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Author Topic: Alcantarea 'Red Ensign'  (Read 9143 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2010, 18:12:52 »

Oooo, lovely.  I don't suppose you have any Vrieseas in spike now too, Andrew?  Could be some nice bigeneric possibilities there.   
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2010, 07:28:17 »

Sure do Lisa   Cheesy ...and I will be trying again to make some magic happen between an Alc. and a foliage Vr. Don't they say the definition of insantiy is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results... Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2010, 18:33:50 »

Sure do Lisa   Cheesy ...and I will be trying again to make some magic happen between an Alc. and a foliage Vr. Don't they say the definition of insantiy is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results... Tongue

Ha!  I should have that engraved and hung in a prominent spot, like right next to my pollinating tools.   Roll Eyes

I was thinking not so much of a foliage-type vriesea (that does seem like a bit of a long shot, although you never know), but one with a showy, branched inflo.  That one I did with vinicolor and the Hill hybrid came out so nice it opens up new possibilities. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2010, 21:34:01 »

That sure is one beautiful Alc., Andrew. Regards its parentage of imperialis rubra and vinicolor, is imp. rubra the seed parent?

Good luck with future mating! Please continue the progress report on its flowering. Love it!

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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2010, 23:31:27 »

What about glutinosa ? I have one in flower now , its from a large seed batch sent to me by George Stamatis . He had painstakingly pollinated and labelled many crosses onto this , but when someone else collected the seeds , all pods got put into 1 bag .
I have grown out many , all seem pure , some with more distinct foliage markings . Current infloresence is pretty tall , way over 1m .
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2010, 22:02:06 »

Alc. Red Ensign is now in full flowering mode...perfect timing for Christmas  Grin

The tip of the flowering spike reaches to just over 1.8 meters (6 ft) tall, and it has produced 18 branches, making for quite a display.
It's been moved from the deck, down to the garden for a few photos.

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A large Alc. imperialis Rubra in the background, with a flowering vriesea to the right give some idea of the size of 'Red Ensign'

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Close up of the flower, which has the vinicolor look to it.

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I'm now hoping that 'Red Ensign' does respond like vinicolor & produce a few pups for me...then it definitely will be the "perfect" Alcantarea  Wink
Cheers, Andrew.

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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2010, 06:11:33 »

Andrew,

That is stunning, thanks for putting the pictures up.

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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2010, 07:17:31 »

I agree with Rick, absolutely stunning!
Andrew its great to follow all your pics from start to finish.

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« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2010, 08:00:43 »

Andrew she is certainly a beauty, I have never seen an Alcantarea's flower in real life and I am looking forward to seeing a friends Alcantarea Imperialis Rubra flower in the coming weeks.   

Alfina   Grin
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« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2010, 11:56:00 »

I want one
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« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2010, 14:35:38 »

Paddy, if I had one I would give it to you.   Embarrassed

Alfina

P.S.  I have the Imperialis Rubra it did have a pup long ago but it died, if she has any more, I am happy to give you one.
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Bromeliads I likey but by crikey they are spiky !!


« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2010, 21:21:56 »

I want one

I think we all want one paddy!!  Great all round alc andrew, you must be proud.  Maybe andrew can save us some seed? Grin

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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2010, 23:40:18 »

Any plans for introducing Red Ensign to Phillip Foster?   Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2010, 23:51:42 »

What a great show!  Thanks Andrew.
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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2010, 06:15:25 »

Hi Andrew,

Sure a fantastic looking plant and certainly well worth the wait to see it flower.

Have a Happy New Year everyone and don't drink too much tonight or you'll pay for it tomorrow.

All the best Nev.

P.S. If anyone is having trouble emailing me, my bl--dy email's broke yet again !
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