Echinocactus grusonii

Also known as:

  • Golden Barrel Cactus

Plant Type

cactus / succulent

Zones

9a-12

Size

H:3'
W:3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, dry when dormant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Features

Flower Color:

yellow

Foliage Color:

green, blue

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Texture:

glaucous, fuzzy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

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(08) 9250 3682

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Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Walnut Creek, California

925-944-9352

Cactus Jungle

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Berkeley, California

510-558-8650

ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

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(08) 9250 3682

enquire@zephs.com.au

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Climatically appropriate plants for Perth gardens

Far South Wholesale Nursery

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1141 Penion Drive Austin, Texas

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Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

megan@sgplants.com

Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Walnut Creek, California

925-944-9352

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Description by: The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Walnut Creek, California

925-944-9352

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Echinocactus grusonii, the Golden Barrel Cactus, is one of the most popular of all cacti in cultivation. It is much admired for its large rotund form, dramatically adorned with neat rows of clustered golden spines. The flowers are also golden yellow in color, emerging from the large patch of wool at the center of the plant. They are produced a few at a time over a long period during the growing season in the warm months of the year. Large plants attain a size of over 2 feet across, and may remain single or produce plantlets at the side to form a clump. They come from Queretaro State in Mexico, but have become very scarce in the wild due to inundation of much of their natural habitat from construction of a dam. Echinocactus, with 6 species, is one of the 2 genera of cacti commonly known as barrel cacti. The other genus, with considerably more species, is Ferocactus. The two groups are widely distributed in the southwestern US and Mexico. The Golden Barrel Cactus is one of The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s signature plants, and is a favorite of volunteers and visitors. Each September the Golden Barrel Cactus Award for Philanthropy, named for our prized plant, is presented at the Annual Dinner In The Garden benefit. This year the founder of The Garden Conservancy, Frank and Anne Cabot, will receive the award.

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Description by: Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Full Sun. Outdoor. 1.5 to 2" Yellow Flowers .

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Description by: Cactus Jungle

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Berkeley, California

510-558-8650

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Solitary round barrels to 4'd., occasional clumps, golden spines. Hardy to 20 °F if dry in winter.

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