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A Long-Lasting Mediterranean Border Idea

Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


Low maintenance and water wise, this warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border combines 2 easy-care ingredients: Ferocactus pilosus (Mexican Lime Cactus) and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica).

Regarded as one of the most spectacular species in the genus, Ferocactus pilosus forms a simple or clumping, deep green, barrel-shaped to columnar cactus with prominent ribs adorned with areoles sprouting bright red spines. In this cheerful garden scene, Ferocactus pilosus leaps up out of a froth of brightly colored California poppies.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 10
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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©Clive Nichols

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 10
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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