Tillandsia Margarite Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
Tillandsia Margarite edithae x albertiana Holm, Burkhard. Germany 1986
From BCR ... Mature small rosette to 20cms diameter. Narrow, stiff, scurfed grey-green / bronze, deeply-channeled, tapering leaves. Short spike of scarlet red flowers resembling the pollen parent.
Ed. See also the reverse cross, 'Lisa's Jewel'.
George Nieuwenhoven 12/17
John Olsen 11/11 as albertiana x edithae *
George Nieuwenhoven ... "this plant came from Len Colgan originally, a lovely Hybrid, it really stands out in the shadehouse when in bloom."
* - 2019, John Olsen now believes his plant (Imported in 2009 from Germany) is closer to the reverse cross, recently registered as 'Margarite'.