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Golden Barrel Cactus
Argentine Giant
Angelita Daisy
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.

Argentine Giant

Common name: Argentine Giant
Botanical name: Echinopsis candicans

Evergreen sprawling cactus grows at a moderate rate to 2' x 3'. Stems are medium green and covered with small yellow spines. Showy white flowers 6" - 8" across appear in spring. Blooms are fragrant and open at night. Requires partial shade. Native to Argentina. Also known as Trichocereus candicans.

Angelita Daisy

Common name: Angelita Daisy
Botanical name: Tetraneuris acaulis

A small, dense perennial growing quickly to 1' x 1' round clumps. Golden yellow 1" daisylike flowers appear year-round, heaviest in spring. Prefers full sun, but accepts partial shade. Colorful and persistent. Great for small spaces. Native to the southwestern U.S.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways.