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« on: October 15, 2010, 19:52:26 »

Many years ago, I pollinated an unnamed Vriesea (Hill #96-6) with Alc. vinicolor, just out of curiosity.  The first one to bloom didn't thrill me, so I chucked it out and put its siblings in an out-of-the-way corner of the shadehouse and promptly forgot about them. 

Fast forward to a year ago: after forming a tall stalk for about 10 years, another one actually decides to bloom.  And what a difference!  I'd never seen those kind of fine lines on a Vriesea bract, it looked almost as if someone had put them on with colored pencil.  I was really curious to see what color the actual flowers would be, and if they would be tubular like a Vriesea or wide flaring like an Alcantarea.  Unfortunately, they never opened up, just stayed as tight buds. 

I wasn't sure I wanted to post this last year because I didn't know if it would pup normally, but the good news is that it seems to be doing so (albeit rather slowly), so it will be propagated. 
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 21:24:49 »

Hi Lisa,

To me the inflorescence and foliage colour seem like a match made in heaven, they just seem to go so well together. But I can't say I'm a fan of the stalk. It seems to detract from its beauty.

Having said that, you can still float it over to me and I'll find a home for it.

"Long live the hybridizer"

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 02:24:05 »

Lisa, I am a big fan of the bigenerics that Mr. Arden has produced and I think yours is beautiful as well. I hope you will send this one to Michael at some point in the future.

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 11:27:07 »

Lisa,

That is spectacular.

Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 09:24:07 »

Lisa wow love the foliage colour and I like the flowers to though a pity that the flowers don't come out other than that I want to know when I can find one in my garden lol

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 20:43:40 »

Hopefully it won't be another ten years before the pups bloom and pup too.  Now that I know it's worth keeping, maybe I can speed things up a little, but don't put your orders in just yet........
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 05:26:25 »

Lisa,

Would you have a photo of Vriesea (Hill #96-6) or maybe a description of what it looked like?

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 06:37:17 »

Sorry Rick, no pic, but it looks pretty close to Eva, which the registry lists as Hill #96-9, so presumably it's a sibling.  Other named cvs. from the same grex are June (#96-1) and Golden Thread (#96-5).  The parentage given for all of those is Brentwood x (Vigeri x Cardinalis).  

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http://fcbs.org/cgi-bin/dbman/db.cgi?db=photo&uid=default&photono=&Genus=Vriesea&Name=&Remarks=&Photos=&Hybridizer=Hill&Seed_parent=%27Brentwood%27&Pollen_parent=%27Vigeri%27+x+%27Cardinalis%27&modifydate=&creationdate=&keyword=&mh=5&sb=---&so=ascend&view_records=View+Records
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 06:47:12 »

Thanks Lisa,

I guess I need to find a nice flowering multi-bracted Vriesea in a couple of years when hopefully one of my vinicolors decides to flower.

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