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New Mexico Spiny Star Cactus (Escobaria)

Escobaria vivipara 'Sierra County, Guadalupe Mnts.'
SKU: HC015257
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Escobaria vivipara v. neomexicana (Spiny Star Cactus) boasts a striking appearance with its small, golf-ball-sized stems concealed beneath a dense covering of white to off-white spines. Vibrant magenta-pink blossoms appear in late spring. This hardy variety is native to the south-central mountains of New Mexico.
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Botanical Name
Escobaria vivipara 'Sierra County, Guadalupe Mnts.'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
2-4" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring


2-4 “ tall x 4-6" wide. A subspecies of Spiny Star Cactus, Escobaria vivipara v. neomexicana has dense, white or off-white spines that completely hide the round, golf-ball sized stems. Blooming in late spring with magenta-pink flowers, this very cold hardy wildflower hails from the Sacramento Mountains, a botanically diverse sky island in south-central New Mexico. An outstandingly beautiful form of this widespread species.