Echinopsis Hybrid 'Lilian Harvey'
Specimen Size: 1.5" in diameter.
Echinopsis hybrid 'LILIAN HARVEY' has a 6"+ diameter purple to purplish-red bloom with an wide light orange mid-stripe, stamens are reddish, light green stigma with cream anthers. Wavy to somewhat twisted petal edges. Back petals are narrow, yellow to tannish colored. Stem growth is dark green and semi-columnar in growth form. Hybridized by Ingo Bartels-(BEX-231).
Notes : A beautiful colored bloom, gets nice profuse bloom flushes too. Strong stable grower. Bloom coloration can be darker color tones if grown in part-shade, also fertilizer given is a significant factor. Color tones can vary.
More Info : This beautiful Echinopsis hybrid was named by Ingo Bartels after Lilian Harvey who was a German-British born actress and singer, she was born in Britian but had a long-based acting career in Germany, where she is best known for her role as Christel Weinzinger in Erik Charell's 1931 film Der Kongreß tanzt. She was born 1906 as Helene Lilian Muriel Pape in Hornsey, North London. Her mother was British-(Ethel Marion) and her father was German-(Walter Bruno Pape) who was a business man who eventually relocated the family back to Germany. In 1939 she was forced to leave Germany due to close observation and interrogations by Gestapo for aiding fellow actors/directors of Jewish decent and was refused German citizenship in 1943 for performing for French troops during WWII. All her fortune which was mainly in real estate was confiscated on her departure. She continued her career after the war performing again in Germany and Egypt eventually retiring to run a gift shop in France in the 1950s.