THE CACTUS MAN
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This small, solitary Prairie Beehive Cactus has 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. Zone 3.
(Southern Colorado, 7500 ft elev.)
Commons Names: Prairie Beehive Cactus, Nipple Cactus
Large variety of Prairie Beehive Cactus, mostly solitary, fairly white spines, large hot pink flowers. Spines lay flatter, making it user friendly. 2-4" W. 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. Choice.
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
A compact far-northwestern Colorado form with scarlet flowers. Edible, reddish fruit. Densely spined, 4"H X 24"W. Thrives to zone 4. Full sun. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
A Flowering Cactus in the Echinocereus genus. This is a rare form with very short, sparse spines or no spines, 4-6 inches high by 12 inches plus in diameter. Forms multiple heads quickly. Hardy to zone 3. Scarlet flowers, edible red fruit. Sold in 2.5-inch pot. This variety tolerates quite a bit of shade.
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. Our mother plant always gets an "Oh My!" with its 40 or 50 blossoms that last for several weeks. Large, juicy, edible fruits that gain an orange h...
A compact Colorado form with scarlet flowers and edible reddish fruit. Spination varies. 4 inches high by several feet wide. Thrives to zone 4. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
The Rainbow Cactus is a beauty with moderate terminal spines. Spines change color as they age, giving the plants variously colored "rings". Yellow/gold flowers. 8" high x 15" wide. Zone 6. Sold in 2.5" pots.
This extraordinary nearly spineless form of the Giant Claret Cup makes impressive specimens in the rock garden. Smooth stems tower to nearly a foot tall. Scarlet, tubular flowers from April-June. Edible, reddish fruit. 12” high x 24” wide. Zone 5. Available in 2.5” pot. Limited supply.
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.
Lemon yellow flowers in June, vigorous grower, large, red, tasty fruit. Fruit is excellent for making jelly, syrup, sorbet or margaritas! 8" high by 48" wide. Zone 3. Collected near Paradox, Colorado. Sold as unrooted cuttings.
Abundant gold, red-eyed flowers in June. This vigorous grower has stunning, cinnamon spines, blue pads and TONS of gorgeous red pears. It may well be the best native strain for fruit production. 12" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. Introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens. Destined to be a favorite landscape variety due to its year around beauty. Sold a...
A vigorous Bob Johnson variety with peachy/coral flowers in June. Very large pads on handsome plants. 15" high by 48" wide. (Fergusen thinks this is one of John Cipra's phaeacantha hybrids) Zone 5. Large, red fruit. Sold as unrooted cuttings.
Another vigorous Claude Barr selection with peachy-plum flowers in June. Extra large pads have a glossy, purple cast during cooler months. Handsome, long, reddish spines. 15" high by 48" wide. Fergusen thinks this is one of John Cipra's phaeacantha hybrids. Zone 5. Produces abundant, juicy, red fruit. Sold as unrooted cutting.
The "Purple Prickly Pear" has large yellow, red-eyed flowers. The June flowers produce beautiful, large purple/red fruit. Long black spines along top of purplish pads. SW New Mexico. 18" high by 36" wide. Zone 6. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A low, carpeting form that reminds me of O. humifusa. A carpet of golden yellow flowers and abundant, slender red, edible fruit. 6 inches high by 36" wide. Adams County, CO. Zone 4. (from Ray Daugherty). Sold as unrooted cutting.
The Eastern Prickly Pear has delicate, single, lemon yellow flowers in mass in June. Glossy, deep green pads are virtually SPINELESS. Abundant red, juicy, edible fruit in fall. I'm told by my Hispanic friends that this is a tasty nopal! 6" high by 24" wide. Zone 4 Tolerates more water than other species. Eastern US. Sold in 2.5" pot.
From our mentor Claude Barr this gorgeous garden variety is contained and polite. Its stunning golden-yellow flowers have a bright-red eye, unlike other forms. It’s fantastic in large containers. The deep red, edible fruit are ABUNDANT and persist all winter. Both the pads and the red fruit are edible and TASTY! 6” high and 24” wide. Zone 3. So...
Santa Fe Form
The Banana Yucca from northern New Mexico has handsome, wide leaves up to 2-3 feet long. The plump fruit are edible in September. Showy white flowers on 3-4 foot high stalks. 30"H X 36"W. Zones 4-5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
The Blue-Leaf Banana Yucca from SW Utah is a BEAUTIFUL Yucca. The distinctly upright, very blue leaves have white filaments. The flowers in summer only rise to just below the leaf tips. The flower buds are burgundy to rusty-pink and are as showy as the white, pendulous blossoms. Plump fruit edible in summer. 4ft H X 5ft W. Full sun. Zone 4....
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