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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Ferocactus wislizeni-Fish Hook Barrel Cactus

This cactus also starts as with a globular form then forming a cylinder with age.  It will reach 6' high and 2' wide with age.  Central spines are gray to red and 2-3" in length and are hooked at the end.   Flowering occurs from July to September with 2" funnel shaped red to yellow flowers forming a crown at the top.  It is native to Southern Arizona into Mexico below 4500' on rocky hills and flats.  Full sun and a well drained site are necessary.


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