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Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Echinocereus rigidissimus
SKU: HC017458
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus rigidissimus) is one of our most beautiful Southwestern cacti. This small barrel cactus has bands of smooth, glossy pink and white spines, and an eye-popping display of huge magenta flowers in early summer. This is a delightful addition to xeric gardens, rock gardens, and container gardens. Bright flowers are bee-friendly. Cacti are highly deer and rabbit resistant.
key features
Botanical Name
Echinocereus rigidissimus
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest, Evergreen
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Mature Spread
3-4" wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


6-8” tall x 3-4” wide. Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus rigidissimus) is a stunning Southwestern native barrel cactus renowned for its huge magenta and yellow, early summer flowers and the tight growing pink and white spines. It demands fast draining sandy or rocky soil and a hot, sunny spot in the garden. For gardeners that live in moister areas outside of the Southwestern US, it's better grown as a container plant, planted in glazed, hard-fired pots. Good companion plants include Fame Flowers (Phemeranthus), other cold hardy cacti, and smaller growing Penstemon.

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