Billbergia 'Darth Vader'
A cultivar of (‘La Noche’ x ‘Domings Martins‘) by Lisa Vinzant is a dark beauty. An upright, tight, tubular rosette to 15 inches tall is dark reddish-black, very dark, with silver banding and few white spots. Leaf margins are nicely spiny.
Billbergia 'Teng Ee'
Don Beadle’s cultivar of ‘Afterglow’ x ‘Hallelujah‘ is an 18 inch tall flaring tube, vividly colored with red, pink and white. The leaf edges have obvious spines.
Forzzaea leopoldo-horstii SEL1992-0080
A species formerly in the genus Cryptanthus that could easily be taken as an Orthophytum or perhaps even a Dyckia in its foliar aspect. Native to Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil where it grows an arid existence. The leaves are stiff, succulent, and straight, about a half inch wide at the base and tapering to a point, bearing small, but stiff marginal spines. The color is silvery due to a heavy coat of trichomes. Flowers are white. Our clone of this plant originated with Prof. Dr. Werner Rauh and also carries the Selby accession number of SEL 1992-0080.
One of the finest of the genus. A rusty-red leaved plant with a showy red inflorescence bearing red flowers. The leaves are very thickly succulent, glossy above and covered with white trichomes below. A fairly large grower to about 30in across.
*Shipped partially bare-root.
Neoregelia 'Eyelet' (Vinzant)
A medium size Neoregelia hybrid by Lisa Vinzant is a cultivar of ‘Piglet’ x (‘Marble Throat’ x ‘David’s Cross’). The light green colored leaves have spots of white and green and a pink veneer that starts at an early age of the plant and a faint marbling pattern on some of the leaves. There is a color change at anthesis when the veneer changes to a darker rosy pink.
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 '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.
A caulescent, clumping species from Peru with stiff, erect, green leaves at almost right angles to the stem.
The inflorescence consists of a six inch spike of bright red with white flowers. A slow grower and reluctant bloomer but easy to grow under ‘typical’ Tillandsia conditions.