Cactus, page 2 - Barrel & Hedgehog Cacti, Last updated 3/27
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Echinocereus coccineus "Cibola", "Claret Cup Cactus", 18"H x 36" W
Cibola Co., NM, 6800 feet, Hardiness: Z5b-8b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Thin, arching needle spines nearly obscure the stems on this form. Red flowers in early to mid spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, 1 picture: Here
1 offer: 2-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus coccineus "Jarilla Pink", Claret Cup Cactus", 24"H x 24" W
Otero Co., NM, 4800 feet ( 1463m ), Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Robust, tall stems with short white spines. Flowers variable but most with light pink appear in early to mid spring. Salmon pink and orange colors also observed in this batch. Edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, 4 pictures: Here
1 offer: 3-5 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus coccineus "Gold Tower", Claret Cup Cactus", 24"H x 24" W
Otero Co., NM, 4200 feet, Hardiness: 7a-10a, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Thick, straw yellow spines on robust, tall stems. Small light orange to reddish orange trumpet flowers appear in early to mid spring along the sides of the stems, indicating this is most likely a hybrid cross with Echinocereus russanthus or viridiflorus.
Flickr photo gallery link, 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 3-5 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus coccineus "Rosei - Red", "Claret Cup Cactus", 18" H x 24" W
Otero Co., NM, 5300 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Compact mounding plants with short thick white spines. Flowers smaller, vivid bright red to pinkish red or orange in mid to late spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 2-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus coccineus var. roemeri, "Claret Cup Cactus", 24"H x 36" W
Llano Co., TX, 1200 feet, Hardiness: 7a-10a,  Sun Exposure: Full sun, Distinctive form from the Edwards Plateau in west Texas similar to var. gurneyi but with longer spines. Flowers lighter orange with whitish throats in early to mid spring followed  by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 2-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus X roetteri "Bright", "Lloyds Hedgehog Cactus", 24"H x 18" W
Otero Co., NM, 5300 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Synonymous with Echinocereus X lloydii. New Mexico natural hybrids between Echinocereus dasyacanthus and coccineus forming single to few stemmed clumps  Spines few and short. This batch with variable light greenish yellow, orange or pink flowers in early to mid spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 3 pictures: Here
1 offer: 3-4 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Coryphantha sulcata, "Pineapple Cactus",  5"H x 5" W
Val Verde Co., TX, 1000 feet, Hardiness: Z7b-10b, Sun Exposure: Full to part, Plants can burn in open sunlight and do best with some afternoon shade. Small barrel cactus, solitary at first, later offsetting to form small clumps. Flowers yellow with red centers in mid summer followed by small green edible fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link:  2 pictures: Here
2 offers: 1-2 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each. One batch with central spines and one without ( all radial ) spines.
Echinocereus coccineus "Rosei - Orange", "Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus, 18"H x 24"W
Otero Co., NM, 5300 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Plants solitary at first, later branching basally to form compact mounds. Flowers variable from deep orange to pinkish rainbow colors in early to mid spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus coccineus var. gurneyi, "Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus", 24"H x 48"W
Pecos Co., TX, 4700 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Give a little more space for this one with plants forming large mounds in age. Robust stems with short white spines. Flowers scarlet orange with yellowish throats in mid to late spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus dasyacanthus, "Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus", 24"H x 18"W
Eddy Co., NM, 4000 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Plants columnar, single stemmed to few branching either basally or laterally to form loose open clumps. Short interlacing spines obscure the stems. Flowers greenish yellow appear a bit later than most in mid to late spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus X lloydii, "Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus", 24"H x 18"W
Brewster Co., TX, 4100 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Texas natural hybrids between Echinocereus dasyacanthus and coccineus result in columnar plants much like dasyacanthus but with fewer spines that don't obscure the stems. Flowers expectedly are quite variable from pink to yellow, orange, or even multi-colored rainbow mixes in mid to late spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 4 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus reichenbachii, "Lace Hedgehog Cactus", 12"H x 12"W
Kimble Co., TX, 2000 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full to part, Plants solitary or forming few stemmed clumps. Spines very short, pure white, re-curving back in comb like rows. Flowers magenta with variable light or dark throats appear a bit later than most in mid to late spring. Fruits scaly & inedible.
Flickr photo gallery link, 3 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus reichenbachii var. baileyi, "Lace Hedgehog Cactus", 18"H x 18"H
Kiowa Co., OK, 1500 feet, Hardiness: Z5b-8b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Solitary to few stemmed clumps. Short interlacing spines of white to orange nearly obscure the stems. Flowers magenta with variable light to darker throats. Fruits scaly & inedible.
Flickr photo gallery link, 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus X roetteri "Orogrande", "Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus", 18"H x 24"W
Otero Co., NM, 4200 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, This batch with clumping plants with variable short spines. Flowers variable with pink, red or orange flowers in early to mid spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 3 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus X roetteri "Wildcard", "Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus", 18"H x 24"W
Otero Co., NM, 4200 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Solitary to few stemmed clumps with short spines. Flowers large with mostly yellow colors and come on a bit later in mid to late spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 5 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Echinocereus triglochidiatus "White Sands", "Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus", 24"H x 48"W
Otero Co., NM, 4000 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Plants said to be up to a meter high in the original Mesa Garden catalog, however I've not seen that potential in cultivation though plants can form good sized clumps and can be feature landscape plants. Robust stems with few short thick spines. Classic red flowers with yellowish white throats in mid to late spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Escobaria albicolumnaria, "White Column Cactus", 10"H x 5"W
Brewster Co., TX, 2500 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Tall columnar stems, mostly solitary with short dense white spines. Small light pink flowers in early to mid spring followed by tiny green edible fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 4 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root, for $12.50 each.
Escobaria missouriensis var. caespitosa, "Missouri Pincushion Cactus", 8"H x 12"W
Marshall Co., OK, 800 feet , Hardiness: Z5b-8b, Sun Exposure: Part sun. This southern form can handle more direct sunlight but still prefers more shady conditions. A more robust southern form of this widespread barrel cactus. Brownish yellow-green flowers appear in two distinct flushes beginning in early spring. Tiny bright red berries the following spring.
Flickr photo gallery link: 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each
Escobaria orcuttii var. macraxina, "Big Hatchet Snowball Cactus", 8'H x 12"W
Hidalgo Co., NM, 6500 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full to part. Highly clustering plants with dense white spines. Small light pink flowers in early to mid spring followed by tiny green edible fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 3 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Escobaria vivipara var. rosea. "Beehive Cactus" 8"H x 12"W
Yavapai Co., AZ, 4400 feet, Hardiness: Z6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full to part, Baseball sized stems mostly solitary, sometimes forming few stemmed clusters. Dense spines of white and brown. Flowers vivid pink with lighter throats followed by edible green fruits by early fall.
Flickr photo gallery link: 2 pictures: Here
1 offer: 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each
Echinocereus X roetteri "Wildcard"
Echinocereus triglochidiatus "White Sands"
Escobaria vivipara var. rosea
Escobaria missouriensis, "Missouri Pincushion Cactus", 8"H x 12"W
Madison Co., MT, 4600 feet, Hardiness: Z4b-7b, Sun Exposure: Part sun. Plants prefer shady conditions and can burn easily in open full sun. Bodies solitary at first, later forming low dense clusters. Spines short and flexible. Flowers greenish yellow, sometimes with a hint of pink, appear in two distinct flushes early spring followed by bright red berries the following spring.
Flickr photo gallery link: 3 pictures: Here
1 offer, 1-2 inch seedlings plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
Coryphantha echinus, "Prickly Beehive Cactus", 4"H x 8"W
Pecos Co., TX, Hardiness: Z7b-10b, Sun Exposure: Full to part, Plants do best with some afternoon shade. Short white corky spines nearly obscure these small barrel cacti. Plants solitary at first then later forming small clumps. Flowers appear in mid summer, yellow with red to reddish centers followed by small edible green fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 1 picture: Here
2 offers, 1-3 inch seedling plants, shipped bare root for $12.50 each. One batch with central spines and one without ( all radial ) spines.
Coryphantha scheeri, "Scheer's Cory-Cactus", 5"H x 8"W
Jeff Davis Co., TX, 5000 feet, Hardiness: Z7a-10a, Sun Exposure: Full to part, Plants do best with some afternoon shade. Rock hard plants with short straight white spines. Plants usually remain solitary but sometimes can form small clusters. Flowers appear in mid summer, yellow with red to reddish centers followed by small green edible fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link: 2 pictures: Here
1 offer, 1-3 inch seedling plants for $12.50 each.
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> Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, "Indian Strawberry Cactus", 12"H x 24"W
Lincoln Co., NV, 4100 feet, Hardiness: Zone 6b-9b, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Tall robust stems with thick, twisting, multicolored spines of white, black, brown & yellow. Flowers pink to magenta, up to 3 1/2" in diameter appear in early to mid spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, this will open a new window, 2 pictures: Here
Seeds are warm to hot weather germinating at 70-90 degrees F and take 3-6 weeks to sprout.
1 offer, 100 seeds for $4.00 each.
Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, 100 seeds, $4.00
Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, 100 seeds, $4.00
> Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, "Indian Strawberry Cactus", 10"H x 18"W
Esmeralda Co., NV, 5300 feet, Hardiness: Zone 6a-9a, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Tight clumping smaller stems in this population with variable multicolored spines. Flowers pink to magenta, up to 3 1/2" in diameter appear in early to mid spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, this will open a new window, 4 pictures: Here
Seeds are warm to hot weather germinating at 70-90 degrees F and take 3-6 weeks to sprout.
2 offers, 100 seeds for $4.00 each & 500 seeds for $18.00 each.
Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, 100 seeds, $4.00
Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, 100 seeds, $4.00
Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, 500 seeds, $18.00
Echinocereus engelmannii var. chrysocentrus, 500 seeds, $18.00
> Echinocereus viridiflorus ssp. chloranthus, "Torch Cactus", 12"H x 6"W
Socorro Co., NM, 7000 feet, Hardiness: Z6a-9a, Sun Exposure: Full sun, Solitary to few branching plants covered with colorful shaggy red & white spines. Flowers small, tubular deep reddish brown occur along the sides of the stems followed by tiny inedible fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, 1 picture: Here
1 offer, 1-3 inch seedlings, shipped bare root for $12.50 each.
> Echinocereus mojavensis f. inermis, "Mojave Hedgehog", 12"H x 36"W
Mesa Co., CO, 6500 feet, Hardiness: Z5b-8b, Sun Exposure: Full to part sun. These high elevation plants prefer more shady conditions in the afternoon. Spineless knobby stems form dense clusters. Very few plants are completely spineless with most having a few short spines and others with fairly dense spines across populations in SW Colorado & southern Utah. These are also listed as E. triglochidiatus f. inermis. Flowers deep red in early to mid spring followed by edible strawberry like fruits.
Flickr photo gallery link, 3 pictures: Here
2 offers, 1-3 inch spineless plant for $18.50 each, 1-3 inch short spined plant for $12.50 each.
Coryphantha echinus, w/central spines, $12.50
Coryphantha echinus, w/central spines, $12.50
Coryphantha echinus, without centrals, $12.50
Coryphantha echinus, without centrals, $12.50
Coryphantha scheeri, $12.50
Coryphantha scheeri, $12.50
Coryphantha sulcata, w/centrals, $12.50
Coryphantha sulcata, w/centrals, $12.50
Coryphantha sulcata, without centrals, $12.50
Coryphantha sulcata, without centrals, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Cibola, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Cibola, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Jarilla Pink, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Jarilla Pink, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Gold Tower, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Gold Tower, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Rosei - Orange, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Rosei - Orange, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus var. roemeri, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus var. roemeri, $12.50
Echinocereus X roetteri Orogrande, $12.50
Echinocereus X roetteri Orogrande, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus var. gurneyi, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus var. gurneyi, $12.50
Echinocereus X lloydii, $12.50
Echinocereus X lloydii, $12.50
Echinocereus dasyacanthus, $12.50
Echinocereus dasyacanthus, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Rosei - Red, $12.50
Echinocereus coccineus Rosei - Red, $12.50
Echinocereus mojavensis f. inermis, spineless plant, $18.50
Echinocereus mojavensis f. inermis, spineless plant, $18.50
Echinocereus mojavensis f. inermis, short spined plant, $12.50
Echinocereus mojavensis f. inermis, short spined plant, $12.50
Escobaria albicolumnaria, $12.50
Escobaria albicolumnaria, $12.50
Escobaria missouriensis var. caespitosa, $12.50
Escobaria missouriensis var. caespitosa, $12.50
Echinocereus reichenbachii var. baileyi, $12.50
Echinocereus reichenbachii var. baileyi, $12.50
Escobaria missouriensis, $12.50
Escobaria missouriensis, $12.50
Echinocereus viridiflorus ssp. chloranthus, $12.50
Echinocereus viridiflorus ssp. chloranthus, $12.50
Echinocereus X roetteri Bright, $12.50
Echinocereus X roetteri Bright, $12.50
Echinocereus reichenbachii, $12.50
Echinocereus reichenbachii, $12.50
Echinocereus X roetteri Wildcard, $12.50
Echinocereus X roetteri Wildcard, $12.50

Sold out! New batches in cultivation.
Escobaria orcuttii var. macraxina, $12.50
Escobaria orcuttii var. macraxina, $12.50
Escobaria vivipara var. rosea, $12.50
Escobaria vivipara var. rosea, $12.50