|NEOREGELIA ‘Fosperior’||Foster, M.||1950|
cv. of fosteriana(?) X spectabilis(?) - (Other cvs. = 'Foster's Giant Red', 'Morris Henry Hobbs', 'Dexter's Pride' & 'Perfection') - A medium to large stacked rosette of 30+ deep maroon-purple leaves w/slightly lighter red tips - Grande illustration shows some pale white indistinct spotting and mottling - Foster distributed seed or seedlings from this grex to Dr. Morris Dexter and Morris Henry Hobbs - each selected a cultivar and named it - Foster chose the name 'Fosperior' for his choice from the grex - 'Fosperior' is essentially identical to the other two cultivars which are probable selections from an F-1 grex? - Other scenarios exist for the origin of these cultivars but this version seems to predominate.
|Seed Parent: fosteriana?||Pollen Parent: spectabilis?|
|Grande 1:3 ill; JBS 34:257; 37:99,104, ExoticBrom, PineapplePl 81, TF1980, MB1998|