The challenges and joys of an Arizona low desert gardener
Friday, May 2, 2008
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!