Aechmea gamosepala, matchstick bromeliad

Category: Shade Perennials
Family: Bromeliaceae
Origin: Brazil, Argentina
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: purple and red
Bloom Time: year round
Height: 18 inches
Width: 1 to 2 ft
Exposure: shade
Irrigation: high
Cold Hardiness: 25 F
Description: Throw it in a shady well-drained bed and watch it form a nice clump with a steady production of very neat bright flowers.