Golden Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii

SKU
02535
A must in any desert landscape! Golden spines line the ribs of this globe shaped cactus, with the top adorned by bright yellow flowers emerging from a patch of wool.
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9 - 11

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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityCylindrical, slow growing to 4 ft. tall and 2-1/2 ft. in diameter.
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
Design IdeasA great addition to any desert, succulent or xeriscape garden. Plant these in mass for a dramatic, yet whimsical effect or set in groups amidst other drought tolerant succulent and cactus varieties. These stunning yellow globes will add an architectural interest to your garden or container planting. Perfect for flat desert landscapes because their clustering habit leads the eye to believe your garden has rolling hills. Although this plant does have golden spines along its ribs, they are gently curved, giving it the amusing nickname of Mother-In-Law's Cushion.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorYellow
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateSlow
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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