Echinopsis ‘Samantha Smith’ Out of Stock

Flower to 4¾ inches (12 cm) across. Inner petals oblanceolate, obtuse, ruffled, yellowish-orange. Outer petals acute, paler than inners. Throat-circle delicate yellow or orange. Filaments dark amber to paler yellowish-orange. Stigma exserted, light green. Stem semicolumnar, to 4 inches (9.5 cm) in diameter; central spines to ¾ inches (17 mm) long. This hybrid is named for the elementary school girl who wrote to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov about world peace during the Cold War, then became a teen-age spokesman for world peace before dying in an airplane crash. ISI 97-25; HBG 80611, Schick 949A-17.

Photos are subject to copyright. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.