Our annual end-of-summer contest is here, come on down to the Dave's Garden County Fair!

Today's bloom is Fire Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus gracilis subsp. coloratus)

Bloom of the Day for August 29th, 2009:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red, Pale Yellow

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m), 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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plantladylin wrote:
Wowsers! That is really pretty!

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Another beauty! Out of the Spines of pain emerges a delicate beautiful blossom!

Kell wrote:
HEY! Wasn't I just chatting with you 2 on another forum? LOL. Looks like you 2 are hanging out together. Hot date on DG for a Friday night. LOL Thanks. I do not even remember that photo and usually I can even place where I took them. Oh KIn, I have been bitten by the succulent bug. I am moving fast thru it, my latest love is agaves. I am so into the big teeth now. How odd for me