Re: 'Vancouver Bicentennial'
I think 'Vancouver Centennial' must be the unlabeled pellie I bought from a San Francisco nursery shortly before I moved to Montana last fall. Fits all the descriptions. It was the only one of its kind and I was immediately drawn to it. I've had it in a southeast window all winter and it never lost that brick coloration on the glass-facing leaves. Now it is blooming madly.
Truly a winner.
As for requirements Phil, I read that fancy-leaved pels. need a high-potassium diet to maintain their coloration. Haven't tried that yet but intend to.
"Golden Ears", a dwarf, is another I've read about: "...similar cultivar[to] 'Vancouver Centennial'."
------------------Maria-----(Zone-cold but sunny)------------
>'Vancouver Centennial' is indeed a fine plant. It wins many cards at shows
>here in England. The pac nursery in Dresden is producing it in their
>thousands in Europe!
>Another good one from the same hybridiser is 'Golden Ears' named after a
>mountain range in British Columbia.
>From: Phil Bunch <pbunch@CTS.COM>
>To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
>Date: 21 February 2000 17:20
>Subject: 'Vancouver Bicentennial'
>>Wow. I recently got a 'Vancouver Bicentennial', neat plant. I'd like to
>>learn about it's background and any special requirements it may have to
>>Phil Bunch (San Diego Area Sunset Zone 23)