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Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus)

Echinocereus dasyacanthus
SKU: HC017279
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus dasycanthus) is handsome single stemmed cactus from West TX and southeastern NM, with attractive bands of “rainbow” spination and huge, bright yellow flowers.
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Botanical Name
Echinocereus dasyacanthus
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus dasyacanthus) has attractive fine textured spination and huge, bright yellow flowers. Its common name, rainbow, refers to the spines which vary in color and create attractive bands that circle the stems. The plants are usually single-stemmed and bloom in late spring with flowers emerging from the tops of the stocky stems. This handsome cactus is from West TX and southeastern NM. Grow it in hot, full sun locations. Companion plants include other cacti as well as Fame Flower (Phemeranthus), Black Foot Daisy (Melampodium) and Penstemon (Beardtongue).
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