Claret Cup Cactus, Strawberry Cactus, Crimson Hedgehog
Echinocereus triglochidiatus 'White Sands Strain'

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinocereus (ek-in-oh-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: triglochidiatus (try-glo-ky-dee-AY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: White Sands Strain

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Succulent

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Hesperia, California

Pueblo, Colorado

Boise, Idaho

Meridian, Idaho

La Luz, New Mexico

Mesilla Park, New Mexico

Maumee, Ohio

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Santaquin, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 3, 2014, idahocactus2 from Boise, ID wrote:

The echinocereus triglochidiatus, White Sands, is exceptionally cold hardy here in the Boise Valley in zones 5 - 7. It is one of the largest and free flowering of the claret cup types, and puts on quite a show in late spring. The hummingbirds love to visit this particular plant. Must have fast draining loose soil and usually no additional water during the growing season. Thrives in our hot very dry climate, which is similar to the conditions in that part of New Mexico.