Echinocereus engelmannii
Echinocereus engelmannii (Engelmann's hedgehog cactus)
Common Name Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus, Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus, Hedgehog Cactus
Latin Name Echinocereus engelmannii
Family Cactaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 2, 3, 7, 10-24 / 7-10
Type / Form Cactus / Small
Native Habitat Below 5,000 feet in Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave Deserts with Saguaro or Joshua tree
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Once per month in summer until established
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 2 feet x 2 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Thick, succulent stems, evergreen
Flowers Showy magenta to fuchsia flowers in spring or early summer
Bark / Roots NA
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Container, rock garden, low maintenance, specimen
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Songbird, Butterfly
Nature Value Flowers used by hummingbirds and butterflies, fruits eaten by songbirds, game birds, and other mammals
Native American Uses Fruits eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/HedgehogCactus/HedgehogCactus.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2879
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinocereus_engelmannii
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM04805&sp=Echinocereus%20engelmannii
    Images and data http://www.livingdesert.org/desert_plants_page.html?name=Calico+Hedgehog%2C+Strawberry+Hedgehog
    Images and data http://www.nazflora.org/Echinocereus_engelmannii.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Echinocereus_engelmannii.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/101822/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ECEN
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242415249
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?2702,2709,2710
    Nursery, mages, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Echinocereus+engelmannii
    Seeds http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/chilternseeds/211/moreinfo/d/echinocereus+engelmannii/pid/31513977
    Seeds http://www.smartcart.com/bobglenn/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=SCA135
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ECEN
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