ISI 2003-4. Echinopsis ‘Raoul Wallenberg’

Flower to 4¾ inches (12 cm) across, but usually less. Outer petals strikingly bicolored, glossy reddish-purple and orange. Stem semi-columnar, to nearly 4¾ inches (12 cm) in diameter; spines to ⅝ inch (16 cm) long. This hybrid is named in honor of the Swedish businessman and diplomat who established safe-havens from the Nazis during WWII thereby saving the lives of some 100,000 Hungarian Jews. Rooted cuts of HBG 89132, Schick 1664-32. $7.50.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 75 (2), March - April, 2003