Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus 'White Sands')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
White Sands Strain
Giant White Sands

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Leaves: Other: Leaves present as spines (modified leaves).
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-05
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2008-04-16
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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Nov 12, 2020 8:10 PM

Range: southeastern California; east to southern Utah, central Colorado, and western Texas; south into northern Mexico.

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