Echinocereus coccineus (Jarillas)     4/25/2015
The specific name of this species means “scarlet”, and this is the common color everywhere except in the Jarilla Mountains in southern New Mexico. There colors range from white (tinged with green), to yellow,orange, pink, purple, mauve, red, etc. It’s typically super cold-hardy and is worth trying to grow outside, maybe in a well-drained raised bed, anywhere in the world.
(Note by Ralph Peters -- There is some evidence that the Jarilla Mtns has a hybrid swarm containing mainly Ech. coccineus and Ech. dasyacanthus hybrids with some contribution by Ech. chloranthus and Ech. fendleri) (19/32)