A choice hybrid from Mark Dimmit is an unusual cross of roseoscapa x bulbosa. Taking characteristics of both parents, it has an upright vase shape with a somewhat bulbous base. Grown 'hard' the bulbous base is more pronounced. The leaves are many, semi-terete, slightly undulating and green with a light gray scurf. The inflorescence is tall with long, leaf-like scape bracts that blush pink and a cluster of six or so fairly long, upright pink branches. Flowers are light blue. Easy to grow and long lasting in color.
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.
Tillandsia 'Arco Iris'
A stunning hybrid of (chiapensis x tricolor) takes on the very best of both species. In general the shape is like that of tricolor, an open rosette of narrow, fairly stiff leaves. They differ from the wide leaves of chiapensis but take on the silvery coloration of that species. The inflorescence is taller than the foliage, with a central spike and three or four side branches, rather like the shape of the tricolor parent. The color is glossy red in the center with a dusting of silver trichomes towards the margins, which appear pink. Immature branches are yellow and flowers blue. A very colorful hybrid!
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A beautiful new hybrid by Corn Bak. The cross information has not been reported, but it superficially looks like Tillandsia leiboldiana or Guzmania wittmackiana in general shape. A beautiful, full rosette of narrow, deep green leaves in an arching rosette to about 24 inches across. Without a bloom the plant would look much like any number of Guzmania hybrids. The inflorescence is tall with many well-spaced branches of deep wine purple with long bracts of the same color which exceed the length of the branches. The top of the scape has a cluster of more upright branches.
A surprising and unusual hybrid of (flabellata x utriculata). What a graceful beauty! The plant forms a large open rosette of narrow gray-green leaves and will reward you with an amazing inflorescence. The spike is about 24 inches tall in a pyramid of slender red, yellow and orange branches. Grow mounted or potted in a very well draining mix.
A hybrid of (brachycaulos x streptophylla) by Paterson. A plant of variable size that may flower from 5 to 10 inches tall. Somewhat bulbous and upright, the leaves are reddish and lepidote, blushing red at anthesis. The inflorescence is capitate with blue flowers.
A cultivar of (baileyi x ionantha ‘Druid’) by Margaret Paterson. Similar to ‘Califano’ but because the ionantha parent is the ‘Druid’ form, a yellow blushing cultivar, it does not seem to blush as red as ‘Califano’, though it does not blush yellow either.
A small grower to about 7 inches tall with a slightly bulbous base and narrow, flaring leaves. The plant is silvery with trichomes and blushes pinkish at anthesis with a short pink inflorescence and blue flowers. Will form a large clump in time.
This plant is apparently a form of T. crocata, a bit more robust and with darker flowers than the typical form. We received our original plant from Paul Isley, but we have not see it for sale. Perhaps it is still rare in collections? A nice plant, worth a try.
Tillandsia 'Charles Wiley'
An early hybrid (1960’s) by Charles Wiley is a cultivar of (seleriana x bulbosa). The cross was made in Eastern Germany and is a relic of the Cold War era. Aside from this, the plant is a handsome combination of both parents. More bulbosa-like it is however stouter with more leaves and has a slight scurff unlike the bulbosa parent. The inflorescence is a short rachis with red branches and a corresponding blush in the upper leaves at anthesis.
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.
An exciting natural hybrid of (Tillandsia rotundata x capitata) from Guatemala. A full, leafy rosette of narrow, silvery-gray leaves that are quite stiff and are angled slightly upward. The inflorescence is a short scape with long, stiff, silvery-grey bracts and a cluster of about 15 short, lanceolate branches of a clear, brilliant red. A knockout!