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Author Topic: Speaking of John Arden....  (Read 1111 times)
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Gnarly dude!


« on: May 17, 2015, 00:04:19 »

...I picked up two examples of this simple green plant he named "Herb Hill", stunning inflorescence.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2015, 08:35:52 »

Nice one!, looks to as if its got Vriesea carinata in the mix? does not seem to registered. Do you have any of John's other creations?

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2015, 23:09:50 »

Hi Everyone.

Gonz - I have one I bought several years ago with no name and just "? Arden hybrid" on the name tag. Several years later another grower identified it as Vr. 'Evita'.

I looked up 'Evita' and found it's a Deroose hybrid registered in 1995 and although mine has similar colouring it has nowhere near as many branches on the inflorescence as the Deroose plant. It's a vigorous grower though and I like it.

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I bought another one at the same time with the name 'Orange Sundae', a name I can't find as being registered. It's no "world beater" but I have found though that this second plant along with the one above, has an added bonus, and that is the foliage colour is very changeable under different degrees of light. I know this applies to many brom's, but I've never had a green leafed Vriesea with this attribute before. I don't have a picture of the alleged Arden plant with coloured foliage but the following pic's of the 'Orange Sundae' show what I mean.

This plant was grown on a bench in the Vriesea shade house with the other green leaf Vrieseas.............

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.......and this plant which was taken from the same Mother plant as the one above is growing in the same shade house but hanging up near the roof because I ran out of bench space.   

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All the best, Nev.
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