After a recent garden tour in Jerome Arizona, I was inspired to stop by a botanical garden near there, and found this G. baldianum with a red flower. I've looked for one for several years, but since the flower color is seldom on the label, I've always passed them up. Since this one was definitely red, I brought it home.
I already have a very nice G. baldianum cactus with beautiful pink/coral flowers. I've been so pleased with the flowering length and frequency of this particular cactus that I wanted to add another with a different color flower. The G. baldianum species can have flowers that range from bright red through white.
There is a certain translucent quality to the flowers on G. baldianum that I don't see with other cactus flowers. They remind me of vellum or encaustic.