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PlantFiles: Ferocactus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ferocactus (fer-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: chrysacanthus

Synonym:Echinocactus chrysacanthus
Synonym:Echinocactus emoryi var. chrysacanthus
Synonym:Ferocactus chrysacanthus subsp. chrysacanthus

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Red
Orange
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

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; 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

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral palmbob On May 5, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Ferocactus has golden spines- and a LOT of them.. all thick and twisted.. one of the spiniest of the Ferocacti

Neutral Xenomorf On Apr 12, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The subspecies 'chrysacanthus' has yellow or yellow-orange flowers.
The subspecies 'grandiflorus' has red or red-orange flowers.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Tucson, Arizona
Bostonia, California
Oceanside, California
San Marino, California



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