Echinocereus viridiflorus-complex

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DesertZone
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Thanks Weiser

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

In the garden today viridiflorus var. viridiflorus. Very early, first bloom was May 26 last year.

Several of my own seedlings are going to bloom for the first time too

Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

Why do all those buds ( :o) make me think of Christmas lights?  Even the open flower makes me reminisce of similar old reflectors we use on the tree as a kid.

Bravo, Andy!

Are those self seeded little balls at the base of the plant?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

RickR wrote:

Are those self seeded little balls at the base of the plant?

They are! Surprised me when I first noticed them earlier this year. The plant has never made a fruit, the old buds always just dried up. I never sprinkled any there so it must have made a few

Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

Andy71 wrote:

They are! Surprised me when I first noticed them earlier this year. The plant has never made a fruit, the old buds always just dried up. I never sprinkled any there so it must have made a few

Sneaky little devils! ;)
I wonder if the seed was in the soil when you planted the large plant. They could be siblings rater than progeny.

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

This plant came completely bare root but it is possible a seed or two were in the roots? Seems more likely ,based on where they are, the plant managed to make a few seeds without a true fruit.

Either way I feel like a proud poppa! My own seedlings are definitely a different clone so I may get some real seed pods this year.

Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

Here are a few shots of  Echinocereus viridiflorus ssp. cylindricus blooming this spring. I never know what to call the flower color on these. Brown? Bronze? Brassy? I finally settled on Root Beer Colored! :)

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

Certainly is a strange color. I will have to try some of the other viridiflorus varieties someday. Too busy growing an army of the base form.

My own seedlings are starting to bloom at 3 years

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Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

Nice!

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

I am very impressed.

  So this is not a fluke that something so small is already blooming?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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