Echinopsis bruchii after one winter in the open-no protection of any sort. Related to Trichocereus, the size of a cantaloupe now.

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Echinopsis is native to the high Andes of  Bolivia and Argentina. The flowers are voluptuous.

The Echinopsis two months later-verge of blooming
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Banked by Helianthemum and pink-budded Jasminum stephanense


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Sold to me as Thelocactus

This has never bloomed fror me but is completely hardy. It is surronded by hardy South African mesems and wild violets.

Echinocereus pectinatus v. wenigiri
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This plant flowered the first time in 2005 after 3 years in the ground

Echinocactus hamatacanthus v. sinuatus
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After its first winter (9F). Growing well and getting ready to bloom (see expanded view)



Bruchii lives up to its reputation
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Flowers are open all day and last several days each in 70F weather