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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (17484) 2023-11-14

TILLANDSIA ‘Cherry Ripe’ Reilly, Rolly circa 1995

Mature, open rosette to 50cm. diameter x 30cm. high. Many narrow, slightly-arching, silvery-grey scurfed, leaves, each tapering to a point. The erect Inflorescence to 70cm. high has tightly- branched deep pink / salmon scarlet , pointed bracts, reminiscent of the filling of a "Cherry Ripe" (confection) . This seems to be a hybrid like T. Black Feather where flowers do not open. Obtained from Reilly Rolly's collection by Neville Ryan. Reg. Doc. 1/2023 by John Olsen ..
Country of origin: Queensland Australia

Seed Parent: xerographica Pollen Parent: fasciculata var. densispica