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Today's bloom is Sheldon's Pincushion (Mammillaria sheldonii)

Bloom of the Day for August 5th, 2009:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Pink, Magenta (Pink-Purple), Violet/Lavender, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: under 6 in. (15 cm), 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm), 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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plantladylin wrote:
What a beautiful photo! Looks like a flowery crown on that cactus.

angele wrote:
amazing! I wonder if there is another plant that blooms in this arrangement other than cacti

kniphofia wrote:
Fabulous shot!

Sashagirl wrote:
Wow!! For me, this would be one of those once-in-a-lifetime shots! It's truly stunning! Congratulations.