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Golden Barrel Cactus
Strawberry Hedgehog
Golden Barrel Cactus

Common name: Golden Barrel Cactus
Botanical name: Echinocactus grusonii

Globe shaped cactus grows slowly to 1-1/2' x 2'. Golden spines line medium green ribs. Yellow flowers appear in spring. Full sun but prefers some shade in low desert. Striking accent. Looks attractive in groupings. Native to southern Mexico.

Strawberry Hedgehog

Common name: Strawberry Hedgehog
Botanical name: Echinocereus engelmannii

Clumping cactus grows slowly to 1' x 2'. Stems are medium green with brown spines. Flowers appear in spring, they are magenta and very showy. Vibrant spring color. Good for small spaces. Accepts full sun. Native to the Sonoran Desert.

Designer: Joe Billings

Plant Niches

Photographer: Christina Bickelmann

Water Saving Tip:

Water between sunset and sunrise when temperatures and wind are the lowest.