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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 11, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Echinopsis

Echinopsis in bloom in mid spring.

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Full picture here:

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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Jul 11, 2019 6:29 PM CST
Well done Baja! Terrific photo - great detail and texture - of a beautiful flower. Just lovely. Lovey dubby
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jul 11, 2019 6:45 PM CST
What a beautiful banner, Baja! Thumbs up

Thanks for including the whole image......just amazing.
Great contrast of the pretty soft pink blooms against the dark hard body
of the plant. Drooling

Is there a species name?
Does it bloom every year?
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 11, 2019 6:54 PM CST
Thank you for the kind words. I do not know the name of the plant beyond the genus. It does bloom every year. That's about a year's worth of flowers in the photo, though there were 4 or 5 more sputtering out a week or two later.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 11, 2019 7:14 PM CST
Beautiful pink flowers and beautiful banner Baja.

Thank you for posting the full size pic.
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Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Jul 11, 2019 7:21 PM CST
Wow Baja. You made a wonderful banner from a beautiful plant. What's not to love? I tip my hat to you.

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Fleur569
Jul 11, 2019 8:26 PM CST
A fascinating conundrum, tough and beautiful. Cacti are always so amazing. Terrific banner.
Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Jul 11, 2019 9:14 PM CST
Wonderful banner, Baja! Beautiful blooms. Smiling
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jul 12, 2019 4:59 AM CST
I agree with everyone, Baja! It amazes one that a rugged and tuff exterior can produce such a delicate and spectacular flower. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Jul 12, 2019 6:14 AM CST
The first words that came to me are "awe inspiring" when I first saw the banner today. The full photo adds more meaning to this delicate beauty: "Very awe inspiring" is a better choice for this delicate pastel charm! Hurray!
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Name: Linda
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chickhill
Jul 12, 2019 9:42 AM CST
That made one very pretty banner Baja I tip my hat to you.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jul 12, 2019 10:31 AM CST
I didn't realize there are so many forms of this genus.
https://www.google.com/search?...

Baja, yours is exceptional, and I hope to find one locally if it doesn't cost an arm & a leg. Green Grin!
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cliftoncat
Jul 12, 2019 10:43 AM CST
Great banner, Baja. Congrats! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jul 12, 2019 12:14 PM CST
Thank you all so much for the kind words, and also for the bounty of acorns.

Thank You!

I'm glad the banner was enjoyed, and I appreciate the opportunity to share the action with y'all.
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Jul 12, 2019 12:19 PM CST
Definitely a "Pretty in Pink" bloom event that's most impressive, Baja! Thanks for capturing and sharing it.
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wildflowers
Jul 12, 2019 1:45 PM CST
So beautiful!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jul 12, 2019 3:59 PM CST
Just found this excellent website
https://cactiguide.com/cactus/...
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Name: Cal McGaugh
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EscondidoCal
Jul 12, 2019 4:51 PM CST
Baja,

same as your plant?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 12, 2019 5:21 PM CST
Yes, that site is a great reference. I really couldn't say if the plant pictured on Wikipedia is the same as mine, but it's certainly close. The database here has that species as E. oxygona:

Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis oxygona)
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jul 15, 2019 4:24 PM CST
If anyone is still tracking this thread & is interested in getting a mature blooming Echinopsis sp
like Baja's or other named species, this is THE place to look:

MattsLandscape.com

I'm ordering one today.......$45 + $9 shipping (not far from me).
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