Monday, March 29, 2010

"Be Aware of the GIANTS...!"

...the Argentine Giants,
(a.k.a. Echinopsis candicans) that is!
Height to about 3 feet. Spreading to about 7 feet.
White with yellow centers, very fragrant,
up to 8 inches in diameter.
Blooming Time:
March - April.
Green stems are stems 3 or 4 inches thick.
Purple, with a red pulp.
0 - 2,800 Feet.
Sandy flats. Full sun. A xeriscape landscape plant.
Native to Argentina.

(PSST...Reports have it that they are being spotted
My neighborhood is full of them.
Be on the alert...You just might see some, too!)
Have a Happy Cactus Monday...
keep your eyes peeled for giant surprises!

“Surrounding yourself with dwarfs
does not make you
a giant.”
~Yiddish Proverb


soulbrush said...

lordy lordy miss claudie not in my neighbourhood, but i would give anything to have senita doing this. glorious hcm fellow cactuteer.

Janet Ghio said...

These are really beautiful. You must have had good rain this winter for the cactus to be blooming so well!!

Caroline said...

Wow! Beautiful. I'd love to see one of these!

Marthann's Musings said...

Wow Margaret. Great pictures and beautiful cactus. Hope you have a Happy Monday.

marianne said...

They certainly don't grow in my neigborhood....... :(

Great pics!


Teri C said...

Hey, no fair, I haven't seen ANY blooming like this!!!!!!!!! So jealous. Keeping my eyes open!!


studio lolo said...

What amazes me is those little sticker looking buds actually become something that holds such beauty! Holy cow!

Gorgeous photos..thanks for sharing!


Leslie said...

Wow. These are gorgeous. I'm jealous!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is a gorgeous blossom. I wonder if you could pluck one of them and float it in a dish so you could have it in the house for a few days?? Happy CM.

Evelyn Howard said...

Just beautiful - flowers are huge. HCM Margaret.

deepazartz said...

Beautiful pic! Love love...the blooms!

Belated HCM!

Anonymous said...

Hey Peg, that's lovely, my dad would love it. He has planted a lovely cactus that takes 15 years to flower, and the flower shoots up several feet.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

As lovely as any prized orchid...the flowers remind me of sea urchins

Ellen said...

These are just glorious! I love your lve of the desert!