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Marcus, Joseph A.
Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachii
Echinocereus reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walp.) hort ex Haage ssp. reichenbachii
Lace Cactus, Lace hedgehog cactus
Synonym(s): Echinocereus caespitosus, Echinocereus caespitosus var. minor, Echinocereus caespitosus var. purpureus, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. reichenbachii
USDA Symbol: ECRER4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Spectacular flowers in spring and nice tidy lacey white spines make lace cactus a nice plant in a cactus garden or in a pot. Often found growing in dense colonies throughout Texas. Be careful not let it get smothered by other plants. Must have good drainage.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff