Today's bloom is Fire Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus gracilis subsp. coloratus)

Bloom of the Day for August 29th, 2009:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red, Pale Yellow

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

Height: 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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plantladylin wrote:
Wowsers! That is really pretty!

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Another beauty! Out of the Spines of pain emerges a delicate beautiful blossom!

Kell wrote:
HEY! Wasn't I just chatting with you 2 on another forum? LOL. Looks like you 2 are hanging out together. Hot date on DG for a Friday night. LOL Thanks. I do not even remember that photo and usually I can even place where I took them. Oh KIn, I have been bitten by the succulent bug. I am moving fast thru it, my latest love is agaves. I am so into the big teeth now. How odd for me