Claret Cup (hybrid)

Description
Botanical Name: 
Echinocereus triglochioliatus F1 hyprid

native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This species of hedgehog cactus is known by several common names, including Kingcup cactus, Claretcup, and Mojave mound cactus. The plant is densely spiny. The fruit is juicy and edible with deciduous spines.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Cacti Succulents
Name: 
Claret Cup
Plant Type: 
Cacti Succulents
Flower: 
funnel shaped bloom up to 3.5" and bright scarlet red to orange-red peals
Mature Size: 
15-24" x 18-24"
Water: 
very low
Exposure:: 
Full Sun
Soil Type: 
Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Planting Time: 
Spring / Summer