Puya alpestris
Puya alpestris is a species of bromeliad native to Chilean Andes and grown as an ornamental plant. It produces a clump of gray-green, spike-edged leaves and bolts a tall inflorescence containing many flowers. The flower is an unusual teal color with bright light orange pollen.
Puya alpestris flowers at the Huntington Desert Garden in San Marino, California.

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Puya alpestris at San Marcos Growers
Puya alpestris, Sapphire Tower, Succulent, [Puya whytea], San Marcos Growers.
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Puya alpestris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puya alpestris is a species of bromeliad native to Chilean Andes and grown as an ornamental plant. It produces a clump of gray-green, spike-edged leaves and  ...
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Puya, Sapphire Tower Puya alpestris - Dave's Garden
Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Puya, Sapphire Tower (Puya alpestris) supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles ...
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Puya alpestris | Far Out Flora
Mar 23, 2013 ... I think the Puya alpestris pictured above is blooming right now, so you should go check it out. Check out our blog about the Puya insanity at ...
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Puya Alpestris Seeds (Sapphire Tower, Bromeliaceae Seeds ...
Puya alpestris Seeds for sale on rarexoticseeds. International shipping of rare and exotic plant seeds.
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Flowers From A Bad Sci-Fi Flick - Fine Gardening
Jun 19, 2009 ... Standing in front of the spiky stalk of Puya alpestris, I understood why someone had named it “Sapphire Tower.” I take that back; I'm not sure ...
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Puya alpestris (plant) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
...the cool, dry, stony slopes of the Andes mountains. The stems are rather thick and woody. The stiff, spiny-edged leaves are long and narrow and grow in a ...
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Giant Bromieliad Puya Puya Alpestris - Trio Nursery
Giant Bromeliad Puya alpestris is native to Chile this giant bromeliad has a caudex like stem bearing a dense rosette of narrow, spiny variegated leaves shiny ...
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File:Puya alpestris 3.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
Puya alpestris in the botanic garden in Christchurch, New Zealand. Date, 16 December 2000. Source, Own work. Author, Wouter Hagens. Permission ( Reusing ...
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Puya alpestris - Sapphire Tower - Flowers by the Sea
(Sapphire Tower) It must have been difficult to name this desert plant from Chile and Argentina. Its long-blooming flowers are neither sapphire blue nor sapphire ...
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Puya alpestris - UNIVERSITY BOTANIC GARDENS LJUBLJANA
LATIN NAME, Puya alpestris. AUTHOR, (Poepp.) Gay. SLOVENIAN NAME, gorska puja. ENGLISH NAME. GENUS, Puya. FAMILY (LATIN), Bromeliaceae.
Puya alpestris - CalPhotos - University of California, Berkeley
Photo Database. Number of matches: 3. Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon = "Puya alpestris" ORDER BY taxon. Click on the thumbnail to  ...
[PDF]Puya berteroniana - Jstor
have now been discarded in favour of Puya berteroniana of Mez. (Fig. 2). .... In 1935, Dr. Lyman B. Smith (then of Harvard University, Cambridge,. Mass., U.S.A.)  ...
Some Puya may passively trap sheep for... - University of Oxford ...
Here is Puya alpestris from Chile, flowering in the Conservatory. ... More. Options. University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum · 3,003 like this.
ATH Staff - ATH - Australian Tropical Herbarium
Aug 19, 2013 ... PhD, University Frankfurt/Main / Research Institute Senckenberg, ... with special notes on the Puya alpestris-Puya berteroniana species ...
Morphological variation in Puya (Bromeliaceae): an allometric study ...
A group of representative species of the genus Puya was studied to determine if there are allometric relationships ..... However, other tall species such as Puya chilensis are found at sea level. ..... Cambridge University Press, New York, USA.
ATH Staff - JCU - Visit www-public.jcu.edu.au - James Cook University
PhD, University Frankfurt/Main / Research Institute Senckenberg, Germany ... with special notes on the Puya alpestris-Puya berteroniana species complex.
Autonomous University of Hidalgo State - Biological Research Center
Dataset: Xylose in the nectar of Puya raimondii (Bromeliaceae), the Queen of the ... ragonesei, Puya alpestris and Puya floccosa (Galetto and Bernardello, 1992; ...
Books on the term Puya alpestris
Gardening on the Edge: Drawing on the Cornwall Experience
Gardening on the Edge: Drawing on the Cornwall Experience
2004
Puya alpestris planted on a Cornish hedge. with perfect rosettes, and others with variably severe leaf-tip damage (salt-laden south-westerly gales?). As conditions in terms of soil, drainage, and exposure have been uniform, it may be that the ...
Gardening at Sissinghurst
Gardening at Sissinghurst
Tony Lord, 2000
For visual inspiration, nothing can compare to the Sissinghurst, the gardens that Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson began in 1930. Lord, a writer, photographer, and horticulturist examines the planning behind the formal structure and the informal methods used by teams of gardeners to maintain the garden's design. His text and photographs...
Puy: Puya, Puya Raimondii, Puya Chilensis, Puya ...
Puy: Puya, Puya Raimondii, Puya Chilensis, Puya ...
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Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
Andrew Steens, 2003
In his introduction, Steens describes the bromeliad family (nearly 3,000 species contained in 56 genera) and provides a plant family history. His focus is on plants that grow well in most gardens and those most commonly available. The book includes descriptions and cultivation information for 200 species and cultivars in 28 genera. Steens offers in...
The Gardener's Bedside Reader
The Gardener's Bedside Reader
Kari Cornell, 2008
Puya alpestris I knew. A ferocious-looking plant, and reluctant. Seven years had I cherished that thing in a pot, before it finally decided to flower. Then it threw up a spike and astonished everybody with its wicked-looking peacock trumpets and ...
The Subtropical Garden
The Subtropical Garden
1996
Walker describes a subtropical garden as one with luxuriant foliage, with form taking precedence over flowers, and lush in undergrowth and spiked above with palm or tree fern fronds. The term subtropical is used here not in the strict geographic sense but in reference to climates where the summers are warm and winters are mild and frost free. In a ...
Plant Systematics
Plant Systematics
Michael G. Simpson, 2011
A. Puya venusta, whole plants. B. Puya alpestris, ower. C. Puya sp., showing superior ovary. D. Pitcairnioideae. Dyckia dawsonii, ower. E—H. Tillandsioideae. E. Tillandsia fasciculata. F—H. Tillandsia usneoides. F. Whole plant. G. Close-up of ...
Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners
Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners
Christopher Lloyd, 2007
"Covers structure as well as content, hardy as well as tender, foliage as well as flowers. The book features extravagant plantings in the borders and pot displays that delight, and sometimes shock."Michigan Gardener (Michigan Gardener)"This is [Lloyd's] valedictory book, almost completed when he died, and designed to give courag...
Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society
Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society
Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)., 1971
79 Punica granatum Nana, 113 Puya alpestris, 20 Pyrus salicifolia Pendula, 539 Quercus baloot, 410 borealis, 490 Aurea, A.M. (May 24, 1971; Crown Estate Comm.), 18 canadensis, 217 coccinea, 439 farnetto, 217 ilex, 343 phellos, 220 ...
Planting Schemes from Sissinghurst (Garden Inspirations)
Planting Schemes from Sissinghurst (Garden Inspirations)
2003
Sissinghurst. Vita Sackville-West. The White Garden. Renowned all over the world and top of the gardens to visit in England, it is the one garden all gardeners and many, many non-gardeners know of, synonymous with the ideal of English gardening. Now owned by the National Trust, it was extensively redesigned by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolso...
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Puya alpestris
Flowers From A Bad Sci-Fi Flick - Fine Gardening
Every once in a while I run across a plant I just can't figure out how to use. The other-worldly flower of Puya alpestris dazzled and confounded me once again.
www.finegardening.com/item/9443/flowers-from-a-bad-sci-fi-flick
Fernando Ruz: Plantas nativas de Chile: Puya alpestris
Click to enlarge Me gustan los jardines con sorpresas. Como me iba a imaginar que a la entrada del Jardín Blanco de Sissinghurst me iba a encontrar una Puya alpestris en plena floración! Puya alpestris es una especie nativa de los Andes de Chile.
chileangarden.blogspot.com/2013/07/plantas-nativas-de-chile-puya-alpestris.html
PLANETA VERDE: Torre-de-safiras (Puya alpestris)
Anterior TORRE-DE-SAFIRAS (SAPHIRE TOWER)Puya alpestrisNomes comuns: Torre-de-safiras Origem da planta: sul do Chile Família: Bromeliaceae Idade das sementes: Dificuldade de germinação: FácilTempo de germinação: 10 dias a 2 meses ou maisTaxa de germinação: instávelTempo de viabilidade da semente: _______________________________________________________________________________ Esta bromeliácea apresenta únicas e espetaculares inflorescências! O talo florido pode chegar a 1,5 metros de altura, e possuem flores com um impressionante azul-turquesa metálico, contrastado com o alaranjado vivo dos estames. Outro fato que chama atenção, é que esta planta é um grande atrativo para beija-flores.
plantarplantas.blogspot.com/2013/11/torre-de-safiras-puya-alpestris.html
Cardón azul/Sapphire Tower/ Puya alpestris | Zoom's Edible Plants
The genus Puya supposedly contains over 100 species, most native to the higher elevations in South America. Despite the large number of species in the wild, only a dozen or so are ever seen in cultivation and only a few are ‘common'. These are bromeliads, and like most bromeliads, these plants are primarily monocarpic (die…
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Puya alpestris | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Conocida como chagual, de preciosa floración a inicios de la primavera. Fácil de ver en laderas rocosas asoleadas de los Andes de la zona central de Chile, por ejemplo, valle del Ñuble, valle Longaví. El de la foto está en la Universidad de Concepción y llevaba varios años sin florecer.
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Puya Alpestris | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
This plant from the highlands of Chile has just flowered for the first time after 10 years. The effort will kill the plant! Related to the Pineapple plant. Made Explore: Highest position: 9 on Wednesday, June 20, 2007.
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Zippiknits........Sometimes: Puya Alpestris
The lovely loshakova has found THIS page on which is a Puya aplestris, native Bromeliad of Peru. Go have a peek if you love these great plants or Bromeliads in general, because there is a TON of them on that link.
zippiknits.blogspot.com/2009/10/puya-alpestris.html
Puya alpestris | Stephen Ryan
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MIKES EXOTICS and HARDY PLANTS
a website for growers of exotic plants, palms, tree ferns and hardy exotic looking plants.
bhutia2006.blogspot.com/2006/05/puya-alpestris-gem-plant.html
Beautiful Flowers Garden: Beautiful Puya Alpestris
lovely Puya alpestris.
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