'Auntie Margaret Queries'
"This plant was grown from seed on offer from the BSI seed bank September 1994 as Aechmea haltonii by Keith and Maureen Green, NZ. The seedlings bear very little relationship to the seed parent and it would be difficult to find out which pollen parent has foreshortened the inflorescence branches and made the petal colour pale blue with white tips from pink! It is possible that this is a F1 hybrid and other progeny would look similar. If you grew seed from this batch then you now know to call it 'Anton' which is the name given to it by Keith and Maureen Green."