Ferocactus cylindraceus

Compass Barrel Cactus

Family: Cactaceae Cactus

Type Perennial, succulent
USDA Hardiness range 9A - 11
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Green, red, yellow
Bloom time Early Spring to Early Fall
Water needs Dry
Landscape uses Container, rock garden
Height 5' to 12' / 1.60m to 3.60m
Spread 6" to 18" / 15cm to 45cm
Growth rate Slow
Persistence Evergreen
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies
Leaf color n/a
Fruit color Yellow
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Columnar, rounded
Attributes and features Attracts birds, native to North America, invasive