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Escobaria vivipara
Common Name: Foxtail Cactus/Spinystar Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

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Escobaria vivipara is native to all of the states and provinces of western North America except BC and WA. This super hardy cactus forms small, spine-covered balls or cylinders that usually grow into low clusters. The flowers are usually pink or magenta but can also be yellow. Grow in sharp drainage.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourMagenta 
Heightunder 4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesYes 
BC Native    

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