Today's bloom is Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus herrerae)

Bloom of the Day for September 8th, 2009:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red, Red-Orange, Gold (yellow-orange), Bright Yellow

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

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

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plantladylin wrote:
Now that's got to be the most beautiful cactus bloom yet! Gorgeous!

Kell wrote:
I love it too. What colors. And the quality of the photo is so great.

Xenomorf wrote:
Thank you both!.

NancySLAZ wrote:
I have nice barrel cacti in my front yard and the blooms are pretty but the flowers don't seem as big. I wondered if you water them?

Xenomorf wrote:
It might be a different species that has smaller flowers.