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AECHMEA ‘Burgundy’ Foster, M.B. 1959

(Other grex sibling = 'Red Princess') - A large graceful rosette w/dark glossy coppery-burgundy-colored pointed leaves with red-brown spines - inflorescence is white and purple berried - very cold tolerant - fine landscape plant - prolific - looks good for several generations. Seed parent may be victoriana v. discolor?? - Bromeliad Treasury 1983 said, "The plant has 20 1-1/2" x 30" beautiful burgundy red semi-glossy reflexed leaves which are channeled and spined producing a 30" very formal arching rosette - The inflorescence has a 25" semipendent scape w/burgundy bracts - a panicle of bright cerise berries w/pure white flowers".

Seed Parent: distichantha var. schlumbergeri Pollen Parent: weilbachii var. leodiensis
JBS 13:142; 16:116; 37:99,104, BromsPadilla 123, KentCat1972, TF1980, BromTreasury1983
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