Plant ID forum: Full name?; Billbergia nutans

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Dec 10, 2012 11:13 AM CST
I've had this plant about five years and it has
nine large buds that are beginning to open.
The common name is 'Queen's Tears' and
I would like to know the botanical name.
Please,

Louise
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 10, 2012 11:18 AM CST
Billbergia nutans, I think. I have one. Love it! Lovey dubby

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Dec 10, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Thanks, Tee,
This plant has totally filled a very
large black nursery pot and should
be separated and repotted after the
blooming is finished.

Louise
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 10, 2012 11:26 AM CST
Louise, you've got the touch. nodding
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Dec 10, 2012 11:42 AM CST
It came in a box of several succulents from the
man on DG who was the resident guru for those
plants. Somewhere close to Springfield.
We are blessed by gardeners who share their
abundance. Smiling
LM
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 10, 2012 12:02 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Dec 31, 2012 6:04 PM CST
Louise, plant some of those under a tree. They can take a freeze with just a sheet over them. Mine bloom as early as January sometimes.
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Jan 2, 2013 3:09 PM CST
We've had several days lately that were in the mid 20's. Would they survive those temps?

Louise
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 2, 2013 5:01 PM CST
I walked out and took a photo of the ones that are under my pineapple guava tree. They are just beginning to bud. We've had a couple of freezes already and another expected tonight. I haven't covered these at all. I wouldn't suggest planting all of your bilbergias into the garden, just a few (they'll multiply). It would be an "experiment!" Thumbs up

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Jan 3, 2013 2:26 PM CST
Thanks for the suggestion. I tip my hat to you. I have two pots that are very full
of plants and need dividing. I sent 5 or 6 plants to a cubits
member last year and the pot os full again.
I like the way that the blooms have pure colors in each bloom -
yellow, blue, pink,white and green. And the way the bloom
arches over.

Louise
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 3, 2013 3:20 PM CST
The first time I saw one bloom, I couldn't stop looking at the colors and marveling that something so small could be so perfect and colorful. I think that's what encouraged me to get more bromeliads. Their flowers are so different and exotic.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 5, 2013 11:40 AM CST
For a bit of an oddity, have you looked at Pitcairnia xanthocalyx? I am on the edge of zone 9a...used to be 8b and this brom has been in the ground for about 6 years and has done beautifully, multiplying and blooming.It is one of the cold hardier bromeliads.


http://www.bocabromeliads.com/nick/pitcairnia/xanthocalyx/
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 5, 2013 11:58 AM CST
It's beautiful! I've never seen a bloom like that on one before.
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jan 5, 2013 6:27 PM CST
Thanks. I really like the burst of yellow. I have it planted with Lycoris aurea and Kniphofia...gives me lots of happy yellow in that part of the garden

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