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Cold hardy to Zone 5. Parryi grow 15 ft stalks that produce bright yellow blooms. They take at least 15 years to bloom. One of the distinguishing features is that the point on the tip of the leaf is darker than the rest of the leaf. This is the standard color plant in 2.5 inch pot.
A stunning, rare, deep blue hybrid of two winter hardy Agaves. Cold hardy to Zone 5, at least 15 years to bloom. 15" high x 20" wide. Comes in 2.5 inch pot.
Dave Salman's collection from south of Flagstaff, AZ at about 6,800 ft. A particularly hardy form with blue-green foliage. Average mature size 24" high by 24" wide. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
Havard's Agave is the king of the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The broad, rich blue leaves are incredibly handsome. Plants grow to 24 inches high by 36 inches wide in 10 to 15 years. Havard's Agave has very few offsets over the years unlike some species. Hardy to zone 5 (-20 degrees F.). Foliage is much broader than the parryi types. Sold in 2...
This handsome Century plant from northern Arizona will be the jewel of your rock garden. This form has narrow, vertical green leaves with white spines. 12 inches high and 20" wide. Hardy to zone 5 (-20 degrees F.) Comes in 2.5 inch pots
This adorable little gem from central AZ is irresistible. The narrow green leaves are lined with white filaments. 6 inches high and wide. Hardy up to zone 5/6. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
A wonderfully hardy little Century Plant with a globe shape and white edged leaves.Wedge it between boulders in the rock garden or plant it in a large trough. The lovely coral flowers are on petite stalks. This is a polycarpic variety that doesn't die immediately after it blooms. Hardy up to Zone 6. I have one on a windowsill where it is very...
This hardy form of Lechuguilla Century Plant is from seed in the Chisos Mountains of west TX. The narrow green leaves have a light colored stripe in the center. 15" high by 30" wide. Hardy to Zones 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Palmer's Agave is a tall, slender leaved species 48" tall by 60" wide. This selection is from seed collected at 5600 feet in the mountains. It is hardy to 10 degrees F. It may be hybridized with Agave parryi due to its close proximity, which would make it even hardier. Beautiful blue-green horizontal striations on the leaves. Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
With it's long, white terminal spines this hardy century plant is right at home in the rock garden. 12" high and wide, Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
Squatty, deep-blue plants have curly spines giving the plant the appearance that it's jiggling. The most beautiful of the Utah agaves. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
New Mexican or Mezcal Agave. An extraordinarily beautiful and very hardy Century Plant. Broad, blue-green leaves with striking black terminal spines. Compact form: 12 inches high and 24 inches wide. Hardy from zone 4/5 . Sold in 2.5 inch pots
A particularly hard-to-find species originating from the Guadalupe Mountains of Southern New Mexico. Considered a recently evolved species thought to be a combination of Agave neomexicana and Agave lechuguilla.
Small, solitary heads (3-4 inches across) with brown spines and big, hot pink flowers. Green berry-like fruit tastes like kiwi. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
(Southern Colorado, 7500 ft elev.)
Commons Names: Prairie Beehive Cactus, Nipple Cactus
Large variety, mostly solitary, fairly white spines, large hot pink flowers. Spines lay flatter, making it user friendly. Grows well in pots and thrives to zone 4. Green fruit is delicious in September! Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Central New Mexico form
Clumping plant with soft golden spines. Excellent for trough gardens. This Texas native has huge gold-to-bronze flowers in May. Tasty green berries all winter. 3" high by 6" wide. Thrives in zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
Common Names: Pineapple Pincushion, Pineapple cactus, Nipple Cactus, Finger cactus
Similar to Echinocereus triglochidiatus but more compact. Thick stems have short to medium spines, red to orange flowers and red fruit. 6-8 inches high by 18 inches plus. Zone 5-10. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Common Name: Colorado Hedgehog, Strawberry Hedgehog
A solitary barrel/hedgehog type from south central Colorado. Huge purple flowers in June. Thrives to zone 4. 5-6 inches high.
The "Purple Candle" of central Colorado clumps modestly. A favorite for many collectors. Grows 6-8 inches high and wide. HUGE fuchsia flowers in June for a long period. Grows from zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A compact Colorado form with scarlet flowers. Densely spined, 4 inches high by several feet wide. Thrives to zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A rare, spineless form, 4-6 inches high by 12 inches plus in diameter. Forms multiple heads quickly. Hardy to zone 3. Scarlet flowers, red fruit. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
Naturita, CO form
A small hedgehog that hails from West Texas. Considered rare and choice. This variety has shimmering golden spines accompanied by modest green flowers in May making it very desirable for rock gardens and troughs. Hardy to zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A grand form of Claret Cup Cactus with scarlet flowers in June. Perhaps one of the tallest of the triglochidiatus'. 12-18" high by 18" wide. Thrives from zones 5-10. Plant forms a large clump quickly. My mother plant always gets an "Oh My!" with its 40 or 50 blossoms that last for several weeks. Large, juicy fruits that gain an orange hue when r...
A humble little plant from the Great Plains and foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Small plants that occasionally clump. Greenish-gold flowers at the base of the plant in May and June. Dry fruits. 4" high by 6" wide. Hardy to zone 3. Great in rock gardens and troughs.
Common Name: Prairie Hedgehog Cactus
A beautiful native of the SW US. Very spiny species with both white and brown spines. Forms large plants with numerous heads. 8-24" high and wide. Huge fuchsia flowers in May with prominent green stigmas form large, spiny fruit. Hardy to zone 6.
Common Name: Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus
A wonderful hedgehog for the garden with white to brown spines. 4"-6" high. Bright pink flowers in May. Slowly multiplies into small groupings. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
Common Name: Lace Cactus
Lloyd's Hedgehog is a spectacularly beautiful, naturally-occuring hybrid from the higher elevations of Texas. In areas where E.coccineus and E.dasycanthus occur, you'll find these hybrids. This strain has HUGE, 2-3" wide flowers in various colors from tangerine, to plum, to apricot. 4-6" high plants multiply slowly. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
The "Varied" Hedgehog is a charming, cylindrical type with colorful bands horizontally, "varying" from white, to red, to bronze. Little red/bronze flowers appear on the sides to lower part of the plant. Thrives to zone 5 . 2.5" pot.
The gorgeous, fragrant pink flowers of this Oklahoma Hedgehog Cactus are atop white-spined cylinders with red-spined new growth. This is a very ornamental subspecies that is VERY hardy. 6-8 inches high with cylinders 2-3 inches wide. The showy flowers occur in May and June in abundant bouquets. Easily hardy to zone 4 (30 degrees below zero)....
My favorite little trough plant. One of the rarest plants in my collection. Plants are about 2 inches high and 6 inches across after many years. Zone 4. Much smaller than similar species Escobaria sneedii. Pale pink flowers. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
A choice little clump-former with snow-white spines and tiny, pinkish flowers. Ideal for trough gardens and rock gardens. Thrives between zones 4-10. From the Franklin Mountains, Texas/New Mexico. Quite rare. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
The most cold hardy Escobaria, native to to the great plains. Caramel colored flowers in May followed by abundant red berries that persist all winter. Thrives between zones 2-10.
White Snowball Form.
Solitary, white snowballs to 4 inches in diameter. Coppery colored flowers in May. Hard through Zone 5. Found in West Texas. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
A beautiful, compact, mounding cushion plant with long, dense spicy red spines, pink flowers. 8" high by 12" wide. Zone 3. Claude Barr selection. I would guess it's a fragilis, rutila hybrid. Sold as an unrooted cutting.
Very short white spines on a compact, tidy plant. Single, lemon yellow flowers are scarce! But, the spination and habit is gorgeous! 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 5. Collected by David Salman in New Mexico. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Deep golden flowers in June, vigorous and long-blooming. 18" high by 48" wide. Thrives to zone 4. Collected by David Salman in South Dakota. Elongated, light red fruit. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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Abundant, deep rose flowers in June on very compact, petite plant. 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 3. Dry fruit. Claude Barr Selection. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Gorgeous, coppery-gold spines on short, finger-like stems. This plant shimmers in the sunlight. 18" high by 36" wide. Zone 5. Deep green flowers and green fruit are not showy. Stems detach easily so plant away from traffic. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Brilliant fuchsia flowers in June on rich purple pads. It's the best dark padded variety I've seen. 10" high by 48" wide. Hardy to zone 4. Claude Barr selection. A beautiful specimen for landscaping. Sold as an unrooted cutting.
A compact, mounding cushion-type plant with golden flowers in June. Moderate spination. 8" high by 12" wide. Hardy through zone 3. (Kelly Grummons selection, 2003). May tolerate more water than most Western species. Sold as unrooted cutting.
I would have to say that this plant from Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO took my breath away when I first saw it. The enormous pads covered with short spines sport big, gorgeous, watermelon colored flowers in June. Slender, reddish fruit in September. Thought to be a John Cipra hybrid. 12" high by 60" wide. Thrives through zone 5. Sold as un...
Double, soft pink flowers in June. Pads are purple in winter and lavender in summer. 8" high by 24" wide. Zone 5. Collected at Plants of the Southwest Nursery in Santa Fe, NM. Dry fruit. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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The thin pads are quite spherical and up to 8" across. Single yellow flowers in June followed by juicy lavender fruit. 15" high by 36" wide. Zone 5/6. Collected by Al Frost in Oklahoma. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Rich peachy/pink double flowers in June look like water lilies on a tidy, well-behaved plant. Large numbers of flowers make this a favorite garden variety. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Named after Claude Barr's home town. An apparent fragilis hybrid (I get the feeling that he used fragilis for its compactness and other species for other characteristics) with golden spines and yellow flowers. 5" high by 24" wide. Hardy through zone 3! Sold as unrooted cutting.
Attained from Don Campbell in 1990. Creamy white near-double flowers in June. Modest spines and a compact habit. Likely a John Cipra hybrid. 10" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.(O. phaeacantha/basilaris hybrid?)
One of the best RED flowering Opuntias from Claude Barr's collection. The rutilas, a diverse wild hybrid group from western Colorado make good garden plants. Slightly flattened, cylindrical stems and deep reddish-pink flowers in June. Compact habit. 6" high by 24" wide. Zone 4. Dry fruit. Sold as unrooted cutting.
The reddest polyacantha that I've seen. Collected by Allan Taylor near Cheyenne-Wells, Colorado. Uniformly cloaked in 1 inch long white spines. Tomato-red flowers in June. 8" high by 48" wide. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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