Tillandsia Poor Ixy
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Tillandsia Poor Ixy
ixioides x stricta
Plant imported by Peter Tristram, NSW Australia under parentage from the USA in the 1970's. The plant needed to be identified to save confusion with 'Tandur' created in 1988 - a different looking plant despite having similar parentage. At 2006 Paul. Isley , California has a reverse cross pending and we wait to see the difference between it and 'Kybong' Note added 10/2015 The Isley hybrid did not show any difference and was called 'Poor Ixy' as well. Seems to be very similar to the Australian produced 'Kybong'. Origin: U.S.A.
Chris Larson ... "I took a few photos of T. Poor Ixy a couple of weeks ago - May 8th. A few clumps were flowering and the flowers were just about finished.
All plants were imported in 2006 under formula from RFI. I think that we ordered a couple of hundred - and we've sold in the 1000's since, as it pups very well. We always have a tray of them in the shop. I added the name T. Poor Ixy later - probably 8 years ago.
My memory had them blue at the base, but all these plants had no blue at the base - pure yellow - but as you can see one goes blue as the petals die - but even in this one, fresh petals did not have blue at the base when they were stripped back for examination."
Derek Butcher ... "Ever since 2006 I have always thought this hybrid had white petals with a tinge of yellow but alas life was not meant to be easy. It seems that some plants can have a tinge of blue. It may be prudent to check your 'Poor Ixy' to check on colour. You may be keen enough to change the name on the label to 'Poor Ixy Blue'. All detail is in the BCR"
|Derek Butcher 05/19.
||Vic Przetocki 04/19 'Poor Ixy Blue'
Tillandsias ‘Poor Ixy’ (ixioides x stricta) & ‘Poor Ixy Blue’, by Derek Butcher May 2019.
Plant imported by Peter Tristram, NSW Australia under parentage ixioides x stricta from the USA in the 1970's. The plant needed to be identified to save confusion with ‘Tandur’ created in 1988 - a different looking plant despite having similar parentage. At 2006 Paul lsley, California has a reverse cross pending and we wait to see the difference between it and 'Kybong'.
Note added 10/2015. The lsley hybrid did not show any difference and was called 'Poor lxy' as well. Seems to be very similar to the Australian produced 'Kybong'.
Note added 4/2019 by Derek Butcher. Regrettably we do not know the hybridist. Back in the 1970’s it was not accepted practice to quote the seed parent first. It seems probable that this was ixioides because ‘Poor Ixy’ has yellowish petals. Australian experience has shown that when ixioides is seed parent the petal colour leans towards pale yellow. In 4/2019 Vic Przetocki in Perth, Western Australia flowered a (stricta x ixioides) that had originated from Paul Isley at Rainforest Flora Inc. (Los Angeles). It had bluish flowers and may be a different clone in the batch investigated in 2015. To cover this particular clone it has been decided to register it as Tillandsia ‘Poor Ixy Blue’.