A cross by Bill Timm which he reported to be Tillandsia fasciculata v. densispica x capitata 'Red'. We raised seedlings from his cross. Upon blooming, it was obvious that this was not its legitimate cross, but what it might be, we didn't know. The form of the plant is much like that of a Tillandsia fasciculata, but the inflorescence in no way suggests any relationship to T. capitata. The inflorescence is a spike with two or more branches, each about four inches long. Glossy reddish-pink with tubular blue flowers. Nice, with long lasting color. We gave it this name with a nod to Bill's sense of humor.
A clone of (stricta x leonamiana). A showy hybrid of two colorful plants. A leafy rosette to over 6 inches with many stiff silvery gray leaves. The inflorescence is a stout scape with bright pink bracts tipped in silver with pale bluish-white flowers. Different and colorful. Long lasting too.
Tillandsia 'Cherry Cordial'
A handsome, fairly large growing hybrid by Bill Timm is an unusual cross of (capitata domingensis x dasyliriifolia). The plants are leafy, with fairly narrow leaves tapering from about .75 of an inch to a slender point. The color is reddish, and becomes deeper colored in strong light.
The inflorescence is very tall with many branches held upright to the rachis, deep burgundy red with red bracts. Produces many offsets. Quite showy.
Tillandsia 'Christian Knuth'
A colorful hybrid of (capitata ‘Red’ x concolor ‘Cuicatlan’) by Bill Timm. Bill has been a prolific hybridizer of Tillandsias, creating quite a few unique crosses. This one is a medium sized plant about 12 inches tall when in bloom, with stiff glabrous green leaves in an open rosette shape. The inflorescence is about 6 inches tall with very long, stiff, scape bracts and a cluster of erect yellowish branches. The scape bracts and upper whorl or two of leaves blush deep reddish at anthesis. A colorful plant that will grow easily and add color to your collection.
Tillandsia 'Classic Rouge'
A hybrid of (fasciculata (Mexico) x flabellata ‘Giant Red’) showing influence of both parents. A silvery-gray rosette of stiff, half-inch, tapering leaves in an open, arching rosette with an inflorescence of slender, upright, dark red branches. A showy, long-lasting beauty.
An Australian hybrid of (concolor x ionantha) by Margaret Paterson. A robust plant with many stiff, pointed leaves in an 8 to 10 inch rosette. The leaf color is light green with a dusting of silvery trichomes. There is no color blush at anthesis in spite of the ionantha parentage, but rather it produces a very short but very full and branchy inflorescence with red bracts and bluish-purple flowers.
A choice, easy to cultivate plant.
This hybrid by Bill Timm is a cultivar of (capitata ‘Domingensis’ x ‘Casallena’). A medium to large plant with an upright, flaring vase shape. The leaves are long and taper from about a half inch wide to a slender tip and are green with a somewhat blotchy purple veneer, coated with silver trichomes. The inflorescence is taller than the leaves with long, leaf-like scape bracts and a large cluster of glossy, deep red braches held upright, and dark blue flowers. An handsome plant!
A lovely, robust hybrid by Jim Irvin is a cultivar of (limbata x bulbosa). Most closely resembling the bulbosa parent with a bulbous base, glossy leaves, and a branched, red inflorescence, it does differ though in some aspects. The plant is larger than bulbosa, growing to about 12 inches tall with upright, terete leaves that are glossy or nearly lacking visible trichomes. The color is green overall until anthesis. The inflorescence is tall with multiple branches which are long and slender (more so than bulbosa) and bright red in color. The foliage will blush slightly bronzy-reddish at anthesis and in stronger light. A vigorous grower that produces more offsets than the bulbosa parent, forming nice clusters in a relatively short time.
This cross was genius, or maybe dumb luck, but at any rate it ended up fantastic. A cross of (fasciculata x flagellata) by Chester Skotak, it blends two of the best Tillandsias out there. Ecuadorean T. flagellata is itself a gem, with many narrow, soft leaves in a gracefully arching rosette. The inflorescence is brilliant red. This hybrid takes all the best of that species and blends it with the vigor of fasciculata and the robust bloom of both. Beautiful but slow, but like all good things, worth waiting for.
Tillandsia 'Ervin Wurthman'
A beautiful hybrid of Tillandsia tricolor x fasciculata that we got many years ago from famous bromeliad breeder and promoter; Ervin Wurthman. A robust plant to about 24 inches tall, with narrow, gracefully arching reddish, somewhat silver dusted leaves in an upright rosette. The inflorescence is a tall red and yellow scape that is usually well branched. Ervin told us that he had gotten this plant long ago as a natural hybrid from Mexico. Years later, even after Ervin had passed away in 2004, we decided to name this plant after him. Easily adaptable to pot culture.
Tillandsia 'Houston Pink'
Yet another variation of Mark Dimmitt’s hybrid of (stricta x recurvifolia). This form is a large grower to almost a foot across with many leaves in a very full, silvery rosette. The inflorescence is deep pink with white to slightly lavender flowers. A real beauty.
Tillandsia 'Impression Perfection'
A nautral hybrid of (albida x concolor) named and registered by Bill Timm. This is a real nice hybrid that shows characteristics of both parent plants. The foliage is silvery, in an open rosette with leaves that recurve and twist. It is not caulescent like albida. The inflorescence resembles the concolor parent with yellowish branches in upright candelabra form, and pink flowers.
Paul Isley’s cross of (bulbosa x butzii) is a cute, compact plant with a bulbous base. The leaves are terete and silvery and the inflorescence, borne on a short scape has pink branches. Easily forms clusters and is easy to grow.