Mountain Ball Cactus (Pediocactus simpsonii)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Simpson’s Hedgehog Cactus

Botanical names:
Pediocactus simpsonii Accepted
Pediocactus simpsonii subsp. idahoensis Synonym
Pediocactus hermannii Synonym
Pediocactus simpsonii var. simpsonii Synonym
Pediocactus simpsonii var. robustior Synonym
Pediocactus simpsonii var. minor Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Other: Leaves present as spines (modified leaves).
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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