‘Gaertneri Giant’

NameWSynonym ofRegister numberRegistrant
'Gaertneri Giant'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-099

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
California Epi CenterUSA

Name yearTypeGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownred

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
large crimson-red flowered cultivar and considered one of the best growers and bloomers of all Easter Cacti. Flower diameter 7–8 cm. Often blooms again in late summer. Flowers are very much like R. gaertneri.

Illustratetion in: T. Hashizume’s Epiphyllums & Other Related Genera Pt. II: 112, 1985. California Epi Center Catalog, 87/88: 32. Rainbow Gardens Catalog, 95/96: 20 & earlier catalogs. Meier 1995: 19segments are very much like R. gaertneri. Most likely the same as 'Scarlet(t) O'Hara', 'Crimson Giant' and just 'Giant'. All these plants so closely resemble genuine R. gaertneri that they may be a selection of the species with slightly larger flowers sold under catchy names. (Eckhard Meier).

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