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BILLBERGIA ‘Gerda’ Foster, M.B. 1944

- Tall open horrida form w/rich reds and white - knuckled and spiny - good intermediate plant - upright combination inflorescence favors the amoena parent - this form is the true Gerda - the small open plum-black rosette bearing the name 'Gerda' in the USA has been renamed "Grande' - the tall tubular plant with dark blue petals bearing the name 'Gerda' in Australia in the 1960/70's has been renamed 'Royal Vase'((See 'Grande' & 'Estrella'& 'Royal Vase')

Seed Parent: horrida var tigrina Pollen Parent: amoena v. viridis
BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS 12:70; 30:74; 37:99,104, BromsPadilla 124, KentCat1972, TF1980, MB1998