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Echinopsis 'Arabesque'

7th July 2018

Bought from Ian Robinson at a BCSS meeting. Hybrid raised by Bob Schick (Schick 1249-27) with large flowers that are pale orange on the inside, shading to pink at the margins of the petals. The Huntington Botanical Garden list describes it as:

Flower fragrant, to 4 inches (10 cm) across. Petals broadly obovate to nearly orbicular, mucronate, with prominent ruffles, bicolored pink to light magenta and yellow. Throat-circle white. Filaments light yellow. Stigma dark green. Flowers fragrant. Stem dark green, semicolumnar, to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter; areoles relatively large and closely spaced, often separated by less than their diameter, central spines to 3/4 inch (2 cm) long. The unusual flower of 'Arabesque' resembles that of a double, picoteed tuberous begonia. ISI 99-4; HBG 82616, Schick 1249-27.


  • Huntington Botanic Gardens, San Marino, California, www.huntington.org/