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Hardy 'Garden Cactus'

Echinopsis hybrid, Chamaelobivia

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Hardy down to -7°C

Large flowers up to 6cm

Low maintenance

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Cacti are well loved house plants, but rarely seen outdoors in the UK! This Chamaecereus x Lobivia hybrid changes all that, making a superb hardy ‘Garden Cactus’ that can survive short periods as low as -7C (45F). Echinopsis hybrid (Chamaelobivia group) makes a real talking point in well drained rockeries, alpine troughs and gravel gardens.

These clump forming Cacti will slowly develop spiky clumps, decorated in summer with large blooms, up to 6cm wide on mature plants.

Although they are hardy to -7C (45F) over short periods, Echinopsis (Chamaelobivia group) must be grown in very free draining soil. They will also appreciate protection from cold, wet, winter weather. Provide a winter cloche where possible, or plant them in containers that can be moved to a cold greenhouse or the shelter of a cold frame between late autumn and spring. Height: 15cm (5”). Spread: 5cm (2”).

Nurseryman's Choice promise - we can't take orders for specific colours, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed, we will only send the plants that are looking their absolute best on the nursery. Please note, images are for illustration purposes only

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 6cm (2in)

Hardy Perennial

alpine & rockerypatio

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

2 x Lucky Dip 13cm potted cactus plants (KB1759)
1 x white 13cm potted cactus plant (KB1794)
1 x pink 13cm potted cactus plant (KB1796)
1 x red 13cm potted cactus plant (KB1797)
1 x orange 13cm potted cactus plant (KB1795)
1 x yellow 13cm potted cactus plant (KB1798)

Grow hardy garden cacti in a sunny or lightly shaded spot with some shelter from the hottest sun. Echinopsis (Chamaelobivia group) do require very free draining soil, as they are susceptible to rotting under wet cold conditions in winter. Choose a sheltered spot, and improve soils by adding plenty of fine grit. After planting, top dress with gravel to prevent water pooling at the base of the plant.

Hardy garden cacti are slow growing so patience is required. Water only occasionally, during very dry spells and allow the soil to dry out in winter where possible.

Whilst hardy to -7C (45F) over short periods, it is recommended that you provide a winter cloche, or plant them in containers that can be moved under cover from autumn to spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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