Saturday, April 9, 2011

Huge Bloom

I saw this gorgeous bloom and a more like it last weekend.

That flower is about the size of a dinner plate!

14 comments:

Gunn said...

You made me want to go out and buy a new cactus, just now. It is pretty with flowers opening up.

Regina K said...

Beautiful.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is remarkable how a small cactus can have such large flowers.

Alas, the flowers last for such a short time, some only a day or two.

Rambling Round said...

Such beautiful blooms on such prickly plants!

Kathy said...

I do believe this variety (Sharon, remind me of the name) does only bloom for one day. Did you find this one at DBG?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very lovely. we just had some of these flowers bloom on this type of cactus. you are correct that the flowers are very large

Jarart said...

Fleeting beauty!

JM said...

Gorgeous! Judging from the flowers it looks like a close cousin of my Echinopsis: http://mendoncajose1.blogspot.com/2010/05/first-time-this-year-ii.html

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

That is just incredible and absolutely gorgeous! What a show that must have been!

Irina said...

Mama-cactus can be proud. Beautiful flower. Does it have any aroma?

RedPat said...

Wow that is a huge flower!

Birdman said...

Such prickly plants have such tender blooms. Amazing to me.

Randy said...

What a beauty!

Magpie said...

My cactus that blooms like this, but with pale pink shading has already been going to town. I had six blooms on it last week. Not nearly as big as a dinner plate though.