Friday, May 2, 2008

Eye Popper

It almost hurts my eyes to look at the flower of this Echinopsis hybrid. On first glance, the flower looks florescent. Actually, the edges of the inner petals are a hot pink, and when combined with the brilliant red, the flower seems to glow.


The side view shows how large the flower is compared to the cactus stem. There are 14 flower buds on this cactus. I do hope several of them open at the same time, but then, I'll have to put on sunglasses to look at it!


9 comments:

Mary Beth said...

What a great color combination! and it does almost hurt your eyes to look at it. Beautiful.

Marty52 said...

What a stunner... I sure hope several of them open at once, what a sight that will be!

kate smudges said...

I love those flowers. I hope several open together = that would be cool!

Julie said...

OMG! I'm sorry, but I need sunglasses NOW!!! How very brilliant!!!

Barbara said...

Indeed a very amazing colour! I like it very much!

Arty Allsorts said...

WOWser - what a colour combo! Beautiful too though :)

Daniel said...

Simply stunning! do you know the name of the hybrid/ where you obtained it??

No Rain said...

Daniel,
Most all the Echinopsis hybrids I have picked up over the years never have the name or the person/nursery that delveloped it. Since there are hundreds or maybe thousands of E. hybrids out there, ID is next to impossible. As a matter of fact, I only have four Echinopsis hybrids with names out of the 15 or so Echinopsis that I have in my collection. Most come marked Echinipsis hybrid ("fill in the blank" flower color). In many cases, the flower color called out is wrong. I probably picked up this specimen at a local cactus nursery, but I don't remember which one. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. This specimen has one of the most beautiful flowers of all The E. hybrids I have.

Daniel said...

Wow, too bad the plant is not offsetting. you could sell the "babies" I'm sure :-)