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Echinocereus engelmannii

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Echinocereus engelmanniii
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Echinocereus engelmanniii

Species Name: Echinocereus engelmanii
Common Name: Hedgehog Cactus

Makes a compact clump. Flowers heavily. Hardy.

Plant Family: Cactaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 1'h x 2'w
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate:
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Preference: Good drainage
Water Requirements: Occasional water
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Crimson-Magenta
Endangered?:
Distribution: San Bernadino mountains, Peninsular Ranges, Desert
Natural Habitat: Common on gravelly slopes below 7,200' in creosote scrub

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  • Echinocereus engelmannii var. munzii
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