Monday, April 6, 2009

A new Parodia

I couldn't resist this little cactus at a local nursery the other day. It was labeled Parodia sanguiniflora.




There were 3 blooms that opened today, and several smaller buds just getting going. It joins two other Parodias in my garden.
I almost forgot to mention- this is my very first "Cactus Monday" post. Please head on over to Teri's Painted Daisies and join the fun.

12 comments:

Diane C. said...

My goodness, the flowers are big for that cactus! And the color looks unusual for a cactus also. I can see why you couldn't resist buying that one.

Pudgeduck said...

Beautiful-I don't have any blooms on any cactus ! I think I'll go buy some that are blooming to get my fix!

Teri C said...

Welcome to Cactus Monday!! so happy you joined us.

Those flowers are just GORGEOUS!! Ah, the joys of living in Arizona!!

Happy Cactus Monday!

Julie said...

Oh wow!!! Happy Cactus Monday to you!!!!! What a gorgeous Parodia!!! The flowers are devine! Nice photos for sure!!!

Flying Colors said...

What a beautiful Parodia Cactus flower... the color is so intense and lush. Can almost taste it!

Welcome to Cactus Monday and have a wonderful week... from another cactuteer... :-)

messyfish said...

Oh no you are right! how could anyone resist this gorgeousness. happy belated cactus monday!

studio lolo said...

I wouldn't have been able to resist either! Wonderful blossoms. Welcome to CM!!

Aiyana said...

What a beautiful red bloom. This is a new Parodia species to me. I've never seen it at the sales or cactus nurseris, but I'll put it on my list. I love red flowers!
Aiyana

Femin Susan said...

I think the flowers are big for that cactus.The colors of the cactus looks unusual too.
Cheers!

Naturegirl said...

Delightful little blossoms! I am one of the snowbirders that you mentioned in a previous post but I prefer to rent a condo in Scottsdale and enjoy the Sonoran desert as you have!Love all the cacti that is in bloom now!!

Valeriannah said...

Stunning!

Pouty Lips said...

Happy first Cactus Monday post fellow cacuteer!