Ball Cactus

Escobaria vivipara

Light Conditions: Sun
Soil Conditions: Dry/Rocky
Exposure Conditions: Fully Exposed
Size: 2-3" Tall & Wide
Bloom Period: June & July
Bloom Colour: Pink
Growth Habit: Slow to Very Slow
Spreads By: Seeds

Native Bees
Deer Resistant
Small Spaces
Large Spaces


Long Bloom Time
Attractive Seed Heads
Fall Color
Edible Parts
Medicinal Properties

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Escobaria vivipara (Ball Cactus) Escobaria vivipara (Ball Cactus) Escobaria vivipara (Ball Cactus)

Seeds Per Package: 10

Description: Stunning cheery pink blooms at the beginning of summer steel the show. This compact native cactus works great in containers, crevice or rock gardens or any hot dry spaces that gets little water and lots of heat. This plant would do well in the dry zone under the eaves on the south side of a building that get full sun. Cactus also make a great deterrent for unwanted foot traffic.

Found in Nature: Dry open sites in the Prairies and Montane.

Distribution: Canada to Mexico

Notes: Potted stock available for pick up only.

Important Information: The "Bloom Period" is an indicator of the time period within which the wildflowers will bloom and does not describe the time period that a single plant will bloom. The "Sizes" listed are intended to be a general guideline to consult during plant selection. Plant growth and bloom times will vary depending on geographical location & individual site conditions. Please contact us with any questions you may have.