Echinocereus coccineus, 'Texas Claret Cup' with desert moss + Vintage Clay Pot

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Echinocereus coccineus, 'Texas Claret Cup' with desert moss + Vintage Clay Pot

50.00

Echinocereus coccineus is a variant of the more widespread, generally larger but otherwise very similar echinocereus triglochidiatus, characterised by sprawling clusters, long lasting bright red/orange flowers with green stigma and rounded petals. There are several regional varieties of echinocereus coccineus but all plants prefer partly shaded locations and are often obscured by twigs or long grass, though they become very visible when blooming in the spring. Hummingbirds are especially attracted to the flowers which fit the birds head rather than just the bill, and they are well rewarded for a risky visit.

 

Exposure: full sun

Irrigation (H2O Info): low, drought tolerant

Origin: collected in Sonora, Texas 

Native Range: Big Bend area of west Texas, and west towards San Angelo, South Arizona, most of New Mexico, a small part of south Colrado

Size: 10ˮ x 3′

Flowers: red

Winter Hardiness: 10˚ F

Zone: 8 to 11 

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