Echinopsis ‘Celeste’

Flower symmetrical, to nearly 5½ inches (13.5 cm) across. Petals ovate, mucronate, ruffled, bicolored light pink with a dark midrib and pastel yellow at base. Filaments, throat-circle and stigma white. Stem globular, to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter; central spines to nearly ⅞ inch (23 mm) in length. The name of this hybrid means “heavenly”, as in the aria Celeste Aida from the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. ISI 2000-5; HBG 85179, Schick 1365-2.

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