Pediocactus despainii

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Kelaidis
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Pediocactus despainii

I was given this amazing plant five or more years ago by David Salman: I'm not entirely convinced it doesn't represent a hybrid with Pediocactus simpsonii. Once it's finished blooming, it's going into a trough with another (much paler) P. despainii. I agree with John Weiser that it is beyond stupid that we cannot import these from Canada.

By the way, this just sits outside all winter in its dinky pot: does just fine through -20F we had this year!

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PK
Great plant whether it's,a hybrid or not. Very rich pink and pushing a lot of blossoms.

Is it growing a side shoot? I have never seen a Pedio bloom from any place other than the apical areoles.

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
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John P Weiser

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Sorry I didn't respond earlier to this: yes, it is blooming on a pup. I have a few different Pedios that are pupping, which is rather unusual for the genus, I understand. There are several areas in Colorado where they do this regularly...one place I have not been to but apparently every plant is a foot or more across with dozens of heads.

Of course, Pediocactus robustior does this all the tume in Washington State, making huge masses...

For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

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Kelaidis wrote:

Sorry I didn't respond earlier to this: yes, it is blooming on a pup. I have a few different Pedios that are pupping, which is rather unusual for the genus, I understand. There are several areas in Colorado where they do this regularly...one place I have not been to but apparently every plant is a foot or more across with dozens of heads.

Of course, Pediocactus robustior does this all the tume in Washington State, making huge masses...

My understanding (from poring over catalogues  ;D ) is that there are numerous offsetting and non-offsetting forms, even of the same species, as there are with Escobaria vivipara and missouriensis, for example..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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