Blammo!

phoenix7801March 26, 2013

Take a look folks. Its one of those trichocereus grandiflorus hybrids you find at Lowes/HD. I thought it would be beautiful but I had no idea. Gotta come up with a name for it.

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Gorgeous color!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 1:28PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Is it hardy? If so I'll be checking Lowe's for that one.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 5:00PM
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phoenix7801

I had it outside all this past winter so around 27ish should be OK as long as its dry. This beauty looked like a raisin a month ago before I started watering it. Then it started making buds.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 6:51PM
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TammyTXgardner(8b)

That color is simply stunning! I'll have to check my local box stores and see if I can find one. That is a must have beauty you've found there!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 9:18PM
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cynthianovak

Wow! I think I see a trip to a big box in my future.....soon! Does it typically bloom now? c

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 12:12AM
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phoenix7801

From what I'm noticing they seem to like resting in the winter so when it warms up, they start forming buds and bloom. I would imagine they'd flower in fall too. Oh and this one just bloomed today. Its an echinopsis.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 9:44AM
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phoenix7801

On a side note, the echinopsis smelled wonderful and the Trichocereus still has open flowers after three days. I decided to call it Fiesta Medal.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 11:06AM
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ocgf(Z8)

:D They are pretty. I've never seen them blooming in fall, though.

Omar

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 11:33AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Are these the ones they put the straw flowers on?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 11:10PM
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phoenix7801

Sadly Mara yes alot of times they hot glue strawflowers to the tops of them. Whoever came up with that idea needs to have their green thumb revoked. Usually its the small ones that have them though and if you can find one without one even better.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 9:23AM
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aztcqn(10)

Blammo is right. I just got a few echinopsis and love seeing the pics of them in bloom. Both blooms are beautiful.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 3:48AM
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