Cleistocactus hylacanthus hyb.

Common Name: Rocket-Torch Cactus

Bold, vertical, torch-like stems thrust up from the base, full of fiery red flowers that line up and down the sides of silver and blonde spines. Flowers start in spring and continue through fall. It serves well for a fast growing Ocotillo look if you want something that only grows about 3 feet tall and keeps on blooming for a very long season. Full sun, fantastic from the coast to the hot desert; appreciates summer water; hardy to low 20s.

  • Type: Cactus
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 3 Feet
  • Hardy To: 22° F
  • Blooms: Red, spring to fall