Echinopsis Hybrid 'Ganesha'
Specimen Size: 2" in diameter.
Trichocereus cv 'Ganesha' Has a 7" to 8" inch diameter bloom with inner petals are colored apricot to golden orange, light to darker colored rose-cerise colored edge, slightly ruffled petal edges. Next row of petals are golden-orange with a narrow rose-cerise edge on petals, wider petals more rounded. Outer petals are apricot to gold colored with a very narrow rose to cerise colored edge. Back petals not usually seen from front view are narrow, shorter than outer petals, re-curving, dark orange to reddish colored with a dark red edge and tips. Translucent white stamens to pink-reddish colored on top half, cream to butter yellow colored anthers and stigma, greenish throat. Stem growth is very sturdy, thick columnar type growth averaging 4"+ diameter by 2-3' ft.+ tall, with golden colored spines averaging 3/4" long central spine and shorter radial spines. A Cross of seeds of R. Liske: RL 06:44-VR 9 = TH RL 1531/3/01 (Cantora rotorange x Cantora yellow) x 'Flying Saucer'. Resulting seedlings were grown by Sybille Riebler of Germany.
Notes : A beautifully colored multi-petaled bloom, good sized. A hardy grower suitable for ground planting. Colors can vary slightly with more pink-rose or more golden-apricot color depending on light, fertilizer and care given.
More Info. : This hybrid 'Ganesha' was named after a diety of primarily the Hindu religion. Ganesha is one of the best-known and most worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains and Buddhists.