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White Sands Giant Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus)

Echinocereus triglochidiatus White Sands
SKU: HC015384
per Plant - 2" Pot
No longer available this season.
15-24" x 18-24" wide. Echinocereus triglochidiatus ('White Sands' Claret Cup Cactus) is without a doubt the fastest, largest and most spectacular of any claret cup cactus. The robust, stoutly-spined stems are topped with glowing scarlet flowers in late spring and can grow to a height of 3 feet under favorable conditions. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Echinocereus triglochidiatus White Sands
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
15-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late Spring


15-24" x 18-24" wide. 'White Sands' Claret Cup Cactus is the largest growing form of this cold-hardy cactus with the tall, thick stems capable of reaching over two feet in height. The plant blooms in late spring-early summer with a profusion of large scarlet flowers. This giant claret cup originates in south-central New Mexico north of Alamagordo. Collection # SB1598

Discovered by cactus meister Steven Brack in the White Sands region of south-central NM, this is without a doubt the fastest, largest and most spectacular of any claret cup cactus. Pictured is a large, 15" tall blooming mound grown from seed in only 7 years. Native.

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