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California Gardening: Need Cactus ID, please!

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tchrkare
Palm Desert, CA
(Zone 11)

April 3, 2012
10:10 PM

Post #9069019

I was given a cutting of this large cactus last year. Looks like a GIANT peanut-cactus. It branches and spreads along the ground the same way. On April 1st, it gave me 7 8-inch blooms, white with green in the middle---fabulous! I am calling it April Fools Cactus, lol. Anyone know what this is? Thanks! Karen
Palm Desert, CA

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 15, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9083164

That is an Echinopsis hybrid, but there are hundreds, so I could not even begin to guess which one it is

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2012
10:03 PM

Post #9084158

I was thinking the same thing. Hey are either of you going to the Huntington gardens plant sale?
I'm going to go through the gardens the day before, I'll keep my eye out for your mystery cactus, I understand they have lots of Echinopis hybrids there.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 15, 2012
10:08 PM

Post #9084160

they have a lot of echinopsis hybrids, but at any one visit, you are lucky to see more than one blooming at a time

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2012
11:54 PM

Post #9084191

I thought maybe since their's was blooming now I might get lucky and see one there that is also blooming now.
I lived in Southern California the first half of my life and never went to the gardens.
Now that I live 200 miles north, well it's what I asked for for my birthday, to go to Huntington gardens plant sale this year,
as a member.
tchrkare
Palm Desert, CA
(Zone 11)

April 21, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9091652

Thanks so much for the info on my cactus. It's still blooming! But this will probably be the last few flowers, as our summer heat is coming on strong. Have fun at the gardens, domehomedee. And palmbob, thanks again. K.

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