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PlantFiles: Mountain Cactus, Snowball Cactus
Pediocactus simpsonii var. nigrispinus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pediocactus (pee-dee-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: simpsonii var. nigrispinus

Synonym:Echinocactus simpsonii var. nigrispinus
Synonym:Pediocactus nigrispinus
Synonym:Pediocactus simpsonii subsp. nigrispinus

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boise, Idaho
Meridian, Idaho



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