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Today's bloom is Mexican Fire Barrel (Ferocactus pilosus)

Bloom of the Day for August 5th, 2010:

Mexican Fire Barrel
(Ferocactus pilosus)

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Information:
Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red, Bright Yellow

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 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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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

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victorgardener wrote:
Thought someone was flipping me the bird when I saw the thumbnail!

Kell wrote:
You are so bad Victor! LOL I am in love with this photo. I so wish I could zoom there to see it in person. Such a perfect setting for such a perfect cactus.

victorgardener wrote:
I love the color.

Kell wrote:
Yes, it glows! Does it say where this was taken? I need to go back and look. Arizona probably. I would love to go on a cactus treasure hunt there.

victorgardener wrote:
Mexico.


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