Echinopsis Hybrid 'Paradox' Clump
Specimen Size: 2" Tall x 3" in diameter.
Echinopsis cv 'PARADOX' has a 4+ inches (10.5 cm) diameter fragrant bloom with inner petals obovate, bicolored dark pastel reddish or reddish-purple and striated orangish with deep red midrib. Outer petals and sepals projecting beyond inners, outers petals are mainly pale red, sepals grayish. Throat-circle pale. Filaments are light red. Stigma is white. Stem growth is globular to 4¼+ inches (11 cm) in diameter on average. Spines are minute. The stem is unusual in that it often turns brownish. Unfortunately, it tends to split late in the season if watered and fertilized too heavily. Hybridized by Bob Schick.
Notes : Good bloomer, blooms tend to lighten in color by day two.
More info. : This hybrid was named by Bob Schick after the words of Gilbert and Sullivan from the Pirates of Penzance, “How quaint the ways of paradox! At common sense she gaily mocks”.