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Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus)

Echinocereus coccineus
SKU: HC017278
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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Echinocereus coccineus (Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus) is an outstanding species that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of hummingbird-attracting scarlet-red flowers held over a mound of tight clustering stems.
key features
Botanical Name
Echinocereus coccineus
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
5-8" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus or Needle-Spined Claret Cup (Echinocereus coccineus) is extremely cold hardy and long-lived, this is one of our very best native plants thriving in the most inhospitable of growing conditions. Blooming in mid-spring, this outstanding species has a profusion of scarlet, hummingbird-attracting flowers held over a mound of tight clustering stems. Plant it in well-drained, low fertility soil and give it full sun. Recommended companion plants include Beardtongue (Penstemon), Sundancer Daisy (Hymenoxys) and Black Foot Daisy (Melampodium).
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