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Tillandsia 'Holm's Sunset' crocata (orange flower form) X albertiana by Holm, Germany.
From BCR ... "Mature plant 8-10 cm high, diameter 7-8 cm. This caulescent hybrid has a clumping habit with distichous, channelled leaves which are quite smooth although they are covered with fine, adpressed, grayish scales. Short peduncle with 2-3 spreading flowers (diameter 1.5 - 2 cm) in burnished reddish orange shades"
Steve Morgan 03/17
Chris Larson 03/17
Pam Butler 01/21
Chris Larson ... "Steve: Interesting colour variations on this one. Mine had 3 flowers in various stages on Wednesday & they were all different shades."
Adam Bodzioch 04/18
Adam Bodzioch ... "First flowering for me. A little gem from Chris Larson but it is more orange than red – limitations of a digital camera. Suggesting a blend between the crocata yellow and red albertiana." Terence Davis ... "According to the rules set by the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, unless this plant can be assured it comes directly and is a division of the clone of Tillandsia 'Holm's Sunset', then it can only be named as a plant similar to but not the same as T. ‘Holm’s Sunset’. In which case it can only be called a plant of the Tillandsia ‘Holm’s Sunset’ group?
You can’t have it both ways, that if it looks similar to a duck then it must be that duck.
Refer to the many different clones of a Neoregelia from the same seed pod but with different clonal names???????" Chris Larson ... "Rules are rules – but nearly all till hybrids are grex named in line with logic – or even as some do, portions of the seedling batch have a common name.
With primary hybrids this is the only way to go, as we definitely don’t want to go down the road of following those crazy rules and naming each seedling individually.
Of course the variations in batches of primary hybrid tills pale in comparison with the variations in plants named by people just because they appear close to a photo on the net.
It is T. ‘Holm’s Sunset’.
Dale Dixon 01/20
Dale Dixon ... "Tillandsia ‘Holm’s Sunset’ a hybrid of crocata (orange flower form, seed parent) and albertiana (pollen Parent). No matter what, any cultivar/hybrid that has T. albertiana as one of the parents has enhanced beauty (well IMHO). Only question to ask though is what is the actual seed parent as many things have been called T. crocata orange. Or doesn’t it matter?"
Bryan Atkins 08/21 reverse cross ??
Bryan Atkins ... "Here’s a nice little plant I got from the op-shop which came labelled as albertiana x crocata which is the reverse cross of Holm’s Sunset. So does anybody else grow this plant under this formula or have I just got another mislabelled plant?"