Currently I have five Echinopsis hybrids in bloom. 'Elegant Lady' is a Bob Schick hybrid that opened this morning. The flowers have a slight pink flush on the outer petals.
There are thousands of Echinopsis hybrids available from various hybridizers. Many are derived from Harry Johnson, a California cacti grower who, in the 1930s and 1940s, produced many Echinopsis hybrids. He became famous for his hybrids with spectacular flowers, many of which are still popular today. A current hybridizer is Bob Schick, who, in conjunction with the Huntington Botanic Gardens in California, has produced about 130 hybrids that are in demand because of their unusual beauty, size and heavy flowering.
Echinopsis offsets will be identical to the parent, so if you find a hybrid that you like, you can be sure that the flowers that come from the offsets will be true to the parent. It is also easy to grow Echinopsis hybrids from seed, but there is no guarantee that the flower will be the same. In fact, the flowers can be completely different in color and shape.