Tillandsia Margarite Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
Tillandsia Margarite edithae x albertiana, Burkhard Holm, 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'.
Chris Larson 06/20
Dale Dixon 12/20
Chris Larson ... "A hybrid that takes something good from each parent. T. edithae x albertiana by Holm." Peter Tristram ... "Yes, fantastic hybrid and the first one Herr Holm named, after his wife too." Pam Butler ... "Mine flowered recently too but seemed to be more maroon."
Brenton Cadd 12/20
Brenton Cadd 12/20 ... "New blooming for me. For some reason it does not have a name tag but I am sure it is T. albertiana x edithae." Dale Dixon 12/20 ... "Yes Tillandsia ‘Margarite’ (edithae x albertiana) or Tillandsia ‘Lisa’s Jewel’ with reverse parentage.
Here’s my T. ‘Margarite’ Holm ex Peter Tristram in flower this week too."