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Ferocactus
Ferocactus glaucescens

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ferocactus (fer-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: glaucescens (glaw-KES-kens) (Info)
Synonym:Echinocactus glaucescens
Synonym:Bisnaga glaucescens
Synonym:Echinocactus pfeifferi
Synonym:Ferocactus pfeifferi

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Green Valley, Arizona

Maricopa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Hesperia, California

Reseda, California

Valencia, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Attractive blue-skinned suckering barrel cactus with straight white spines and yellow flowers. A bit frost tender but does OK in So Cal and PHoenix.