THE CACTUS MAN
AN OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR DOGTUFF™ TURF GRASS
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 rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
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...
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 rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
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 rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
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).
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 as unrooted cutting, ...
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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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