Ferocactus wislizeni

Ferocactus wislizeni

Barrel cactus

Previous scientific name(s): Echinocactus wislizeni

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun. Orange or red flowers bloom July to September. Occurs on rocky hillsides, grassy mesas and alluvial fans. This species varies a great deal through its broad geographical and altitudinal range. The large yellow fruits, which ripen in early winter, are a favorite food for deer and rodents.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 9 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
- 5 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
35.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
275,575
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Orange or Red
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fruit Color: 
Yellow Fruit