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Fouquieria diguetii

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Family: Fouquieriaceae
Genus: Fouquieria (foo-KWEER-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: diguetii (dee-GWEE-tee-eye) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Cactus and Succulents

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

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive mitsukurina On Nov 15, 2012, mitsukurina from Los Angeles, CA wrote:

Nice easy to grow fouquieria; needs free root run for fast growth.

Positive palmbob On Mar 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Speading, sparsely leaved shrub with large spines and bright, attractice red-orange flowers mostly in summer, but have seen at other times of the year. Very drought tolerant plant.

Regional...

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

Chandler, Arizona (2 reports)
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Bostonia, California
Santa Barbara, California



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