Echinopsis Hybrid 'Antares'
Specimen Size: 2" in diameter.
Echinopsis Hybrid 'ANTARES' Has a 5-1/2 inch to 6" bloom (14-17cm) diameter bloom. Inner petals obovate, dark red with lighter midrib and narrow orange or light red basal stripe. Outer petals slightly paler, with pinkish-purple midstripe. Sepals sometimes entirely pinkish-purple. Filaments dark red to pinkish-red, anthers contrasting cream-colored. Stem growth is semicolumnar, to 3 ½ inches (9 cm) in diameter. Named for the supergiant red star- Antares. Hybridized by Bob Schick.
Notes : Strong grower, heavy pupper & regularly produces large bloom flushes throughout the warm season. At full maturity after several seasons depending on care, the stem growth of this variety averages 5" to 7" in diameter and 10" to 12" tall maximum size.