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« on: December 29, 2010, 22:27:46 »

Vr. 'Philip Foster Red' is an Andrew Maloy hybrid of Vr. philippo-coburgii and fosteriana Rubra.

This one was given to me by a friend, and I've had it growing under a large grapefruit tree, so it lost some of its colour. But the flower spike is quite impressive, it reaches up over 1.8 meters tall, with 13 branches. The flower spike shows traits from both parents, having the colouration of fosteriana Rubra, with the bright yellow flowers of philippo-coburgii.

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This is what Vr. 'Philip Foster Red' can look like when well grown in high light. Photo is by Jaga, & from Totara Petes amazing garden.

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Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 01:47:55 »

Hi Andrew,

That's a pretty impressive inflorescence and the foliage of the plant in the last pic is a great bonus for growing in good light.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 14:39:56 »

Andrew, that is a lovely Vriesea at your friends place and your flower spike is beautiful.

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 03:59:43 »

Beautiful plant there Devo, anyone know of that cross in Australia. I'd like one of those.
Devo, when is the next bromeliad thingo on in Auckland? February?
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 04:58:27 »

Hi BA,

Yep, February is Bromeliad Fiesta time  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 03:59:28 »

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Thanks Devo, I wandered around in that site for awhile. I might try to get over for a look and visit some rellies while I'm there.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011, 11:07:57 »

Hi BA...It would be great to see you over here Feb. Andrew (Devo), myself and many others will be attending and selling plants at the Fiesta and you can be sure you'll see (and can buy) some of the most stunning new foliage Vriesea hybrids in the world !...It's a great show.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 07:53:23 »

Don't be a tease about buying Graeme! I won't get them through customs. I might be on the look out for seeds though.....Hmmmmmm? If I make it over, I'll wear a tag with 'Bromadorer - Australia' on it, so look out for me and make yourselves known. I have plans to make a visit to Maungakaramea too, and where is totara Petes?
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2011, 09:18:04 »

Hi BA,

Will surely keep an eye out for you next month, just ask anyone at the show with a name-tag on and they'll point us out, no prob.  Grin

Yes, you cannot miss a visit to Totara Pete's...it is NZ's version of "Brom Heaven", one of the best gardens in NZ and also the best brom garden display and selection for sale around by a mile - definitely a not-to-be-missed attraction when you're here. I'll let Pete let you know where he is, but he is on the way to Maungakaramea....he may even give you a wee photo teaser...if he gets his act together,  Wink hehe.

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 09:26:22 »

 Cheesy Thats it, I've made up my mind! Look out, here I come!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 08:01:05 »

Uh!Oh! I'd better start learning how to cook a cake with a file in it to get you out of jail when Customs arrest you for smuggling broms. You won't be able to resist.
That is a beautiful Vriesea . Do you know if it's available in Australia yet? Jen Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 08:15:07 »

Good news!. Kerry T got busy about 18mths ago and did the cross plus the reverse cross. The progeny look exactly the same at this stage. I guess being a primary cross produces very uniform babies. There were also a couple of variegated individuals which as breeder Kerry will select as she has the pick of the litter. At 18 months old they are a good 140mm pot size so should be available in the coming 12 months. Kerry also did the King David Kalakau cross at the same time with similar spectacular results.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 18:20:16 »

Kerry - I love you! I have been eyeing off this Vriesea ever since it was shown on Gardenwebs. Good on you! Cheers, Roland.
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