|AECHMEA ‘Blush’||?||circa 1980s|
Named by persons unknown in Queensland, Australia . Name registered because the plant is widespread under this name. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it has links to a Grace Goode crossing in the 1980’s using A. recurvata and A orlandiana and probably links to ‘Big Ben’ and ‘Big Beauty’. It would appear in this case that it was a selfing, not a hybrid because it breeds true from seed. There is another problem with its similarity to ‘Cardinalis’ which is another name given by Australians to a select form of Ae. recurvata even though there was no link to the Hummel clone by this name. Plant 25cms. diameter x 17cms. high with spike. Recurvata Group. Reg Doc by Ross Little 2/2011.
Country of origin: Queensland,Australia