Aechmea hoppii
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Aechmea hoppii
Species
Ian Hook 07/06 from Peter Tristram Forest Drive Nursery Repton. Labelled cv Bob.
Ian Hook Sydney 03/08

Ian Hook Sydney 03/08

Ian Hook Sydney 03/08

hoppii "Bob" with "normal" in background. Eileen Killingley
hoppii "Bob". Peter Tristram

Eileen Killingley and Ian Hook have both purchased plants from Peter Tristram labelled "Bob". Photos of Ian's plant are shown above, with pure white flowers in rich red bracts. Eileen's plant appears to have wonderful blue flowers, or 1/2 white 1/2 blue, or fading from white to blue. Ian's plant has not shown this trait.
Peter Tristram has commented....
"Hi Eileen
There were 2 clones of hoppii – one I obtained from Cheryl Basic – it had red tipped leaves and was in full bloom and the other I call Bob (after Bob Christoffel) which were either in full bloom or past bloom. The one pictured is past bloom and the blue ‘flowers’ are actually ripe seed pods which I suggest you grow as they could be selfs or hybrids made by my honey eaters. It was stunning a few of months ago with brilliant red bracts and red flowers. The beauty of these 2 clones is their cold tolerance whereas most of my other forms of hoppii have died after/during winter long ago. They are more compact too."

Updated 05/06/08