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christian pfalz

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Echinocereus
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:56:25 AM »
hi, some pics from my echinocereus outside...
e. coccineus

big old example...

e. coccineus

e. inermis

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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 01:37:19 PM »
today in flower, echinocereus triglochidiatus ssp. inermis...

echinocereus viridiflorus...


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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 06:17:51 PM »
today in flower, echinocereus triglochidiatus ssp. inermis...

echinocereus viridiflorus...

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great plants--very colourful in flower and good spines/forms the rest of the time.. do you grow reichenbachii as well?

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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 07:49:32 PM »
cohan, i have a lot of echinocereus, also reichenbachii, engelmannii, ledingii etc...
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 12:32:16 AM »
Great flowers.  E. triglochidiatus is by far the best performing cactus I have outdoors but still not as floriforous as yours.

E. engelmannii didn't do well this winter.  At -15C it probably wasn't simply too cold, but with all the snow, ice, and rain I'm still unsure about survivors.

E. viridiflorus and E. davisii flower most years, but they get badly marked over winter.  Also the flowers are a little small on an outdoor plant, so best for people that can still get down on their hands and knees ;D
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 08:31:25 AM »
iann, we have -18c and the cacti where good, also engelmannii, davidii and all others too. maybe, with a simple rain protection, you dont have any problems with them....
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 10:04:48 PM »
Echinocereus polyacanthus
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 10:29:52 PM »
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maybe, with a simple rain protection, you dont have any problems with them....
I have an unheated greenhouse and cold frames, but that's not really the idea :)
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 10:37:00 PM »
iann, full sun and good drained soil is very important...
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 01:39:48 PM »
hi, echinocereus triglochidiathus ssp. inermis in bloom, ive pollinated him yesterday...

echinocereus russanthus


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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 06:09:33 AM »

echinocereus russanthus

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really great colours on this one!

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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2010, 09:20:17 AM »
Christian, your gardens within a garden are full of wonderful surprises and these flowering Echinocereus are amazing and it's interesting to hear how cold tolerant they are if drained properly and in full sun.  It's amazing what survives too for me in the Swiss Alps and I'm picking up plenty of inspiration from your postings  :)
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2010, 10:09:31 AM »
robin, nice to hear that  :)
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010, 01:40:45 PM »
Chris,

I'll hijack your thread to show some of the Echinocereus which are flowering here outside.

Echinocereus viridiflorus and
Echinocereus baileyi
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Re: Echinocereus
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2010, 01:51:13 PM »
wim,
nice plants,  viridiflorus and reichenbachii ssp. are very hard, flowered every year...from viridiflorus ive got  self seedlings....
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