General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: No spines along leaf margin
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Small lavender-blue flowers surrounded by showy pink bracts.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Urn Plant
  • Silver Vase Bromeliad
  • Bromeliad
  • Aechmea

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Date: 2016-09-04
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2018-07-18
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2018-07-20

Date: 2015-08-17

Date: 2015-02-06
Location: Tampa FL
Date: Nov 2017
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2017-07-28
Bromeliad - Aechmea fasciata 003
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-08-11
Silver Vase Bromeliad 010
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-07-30
Location: Tampa FL
Date: Nov 2017
No spines along leaf margin
Location: Longwood Gardens PA
Date: 2014-06
conservatory

Date: 2015-02-24
Location: Tampa FL

Date: 2015-02-24

Date: 2015-02-24

Date: 2015-02-24

Date: 2015-02-24
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Comments:
  • Posted by ScotTi on Nov 12, 2017 1:43 PM concerning plant:
    Aechmea 'Primera' is a cultivar of 'Fasciata' and can be easily identified by lack of spines along leaf margin.

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