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

Echinopsis in bloom in mid spring.

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Jul 11, 2019 6:29 PM CST
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
Well done Baja! Terrific photo - great detail and texture - of a beautiful flower. Just lovely. Lovey dubby
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Jul 11, 2019 6:45 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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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Jul 11, 2019 6:54 PM CST
Name: Baja
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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.
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Jul 11, 2019 7:14 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Beautiful pink flowers and beautiful banner Baja.

Thank you for posting the full size pic.
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Jul 11, 2019 7:21 PM CST
Name: Sean B
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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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Jul 11, 2019 8:26 PM CST
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A fascinating conundrum, tough and beautiful. Cacti are always so amazing. Terrific banner.
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Jul 11, 2019 9:14 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Wonderful banner, Baja! Beautiful blooms. Smiling
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Jul 12, 2019 4:59 AM CST
Name: Stan
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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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Jul 12, 2019 6:14 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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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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Jul 12, 2019 9:42 AM CST
Name: Linda
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That made one very pretty banner Baja I tip my hat to you.
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Jul 12, 2019 10:31 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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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Jul 12, 2019 10:43 AM CST
Name: Mika
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Great banner, Baja. Congrats! I tip my hat to you.
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Jul 12, 2019 12:14 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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.
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Jul 12, 2019 12:19 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Definitely a "Pretty in Pink" bloom event that's most impressive, Baja! Thanks for capturing and sharing it.
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Jul 12, 2019 1:45 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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So beautiful!! Lovey dubby
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Jul 12, 2019 3:59 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Just found this excellent website
https://cactiguide.com/cactus/...
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Jul 12, 2019 4:51 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Baja,

same as your plant?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Jul 12, 2019 5:21 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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:

Sea-Urchin Cactus (Echinopsis oxygona)
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Jul 15, 2019 4:24 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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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