Sunday, May 4, 2008
Couldn't Ask For More
When I saw this Echinocereus viereckii ssp morricalii, I was immediately taken with the bright green stems, without knowing what color the flowers would be. When it bloomed this week, I was delighted to see these magenta flowers. This find makes up for the various semi-disappointments I've had with cactus flower color among my specimens. This cactus promises to be one of the nicest specimens in my collection.
Although the stems look as if they won't take full sun in Phoenix, I was assured that I could plant it in my garden without worry; however, I chose to pot it. The stems can reach almost two feet tall, and it will continue to clump and grow new stems.