THE CACTUS MAN
AN OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR DOGTUFF™ TURF GRASS
This GORGEOUS Chihuahuan desert strain native to SW New Mexico has luminous blue leaves. The leaves are a bit fuller and rounder than typical parryis. 24" high x 30" wide. Hardy to Zone 5a. Full sun and well-drained soil. Sold in a 2.5" pot.
Dave Salman's collection from Truth or Consequences, NM. A particularly hardy form with really BLUE foliage. Average mature size 18" high by 24" wide. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
Another one of the gorgeous x roetteri types whose parents were both white flowered so, likely these will be white, possibly with some variations. Beautiful whitish spines on this wonderfully columnar plant. 12-20" H x 15" W. Zone 5/6. Sold in 2.5-inch pots.
Yikes, look at the color of those flowers! The big, orange juice-colored flowers in June are showy and abundant. The pure gold spines shimmer in the sunshine year around. This is one of the BEST edible fruit producers in our collection. The plum-sized bright red fruit ripen in early October. Orang-i-tang is a vigorous plant with very large ...
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 ro...
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 rooted pad in 2.5" Pots. (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 rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
The largest cactus species in Colorado (60" high by 72" wide). Reddish-rose flowers in July followed by green fruit. An important landscape plant. Suitable for culture in large pots. Thrives to zone 4. EASY to grow. Try it in a large pot on the patio if you don't have room in the garden. Sold in 2.5"- pots.
Another choice selection of the Colorado Tree Cholla with vibrant violet-red blossoms in July. Discovered by Fred Becker in Colorado. 60" high by 72" wide. Zone 5. It is beautiful when combined with 'Taylor's Santa Fe Red', 'White Tower', and Sante Fe Cholla. Sold as 2.5" Pots or as unrooted cuttings.
Crisp, white blossoms with green centers on a plant found by Mary Ann Heacock in Phantom Canyon, CO. A "must" for any cacti collector. 60" high by 72" wide. Thrives through zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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...
Considered one of the best garden varieties, period. A compact, yet vigorous plant worthy of much acclaim. Densely spined in gold and completely covered with double, rich peach flowers in June. It's what I would call a floribunda Opuntia. 8" high by 36" wide. Zone 3. Collected by Claude Barr in western Colorado. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Wow! When we first saw this "TRULY SPINELESS" tree cholla from fellow cactophile Horst Kuentzler we couldn't believe it! It grows a few spines on the basal woody stems over time, while the juveniles may have glochids, so be prepared. The bright pink flowers in July crown the naked, sturdy stems. 5-6 feet high x 6 feet wide. Zone 5, full sun....
A "lovely" new wild selection from the Nebraska/Colorado border. The huge, deep gold flowers with red centers open as widely as a poppy! The low, bright green stems form polite plants that don't take over the whole garden. It's a very hardy variety. 8" high x 30" wide. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
Shimmering, silvery-white, dense spines make this cholla practically glow in the dark! It will be the most spectacular specimen in your garden. Yellow flowers in June. 36" high by 60" wide. Zone 5. From Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO. Sold as branched, rooted cutting in 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.) Hardier than most Cholla...
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.
From our friend Steve Miles, collected in northern New Mexico. Very low-profile plant with small pads and a sheet of lemon chiffon colored flowers in June. 4 inches high and 24 inches wide. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot's.
Has large pads with dense, even red spines and cup-shaped bright rose-pink flowers in June. Dry fruit. 12 inches high by 30 inches wide. A very handsome plant. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
A low-profile, vigorous ground cover type literally covered with deep, fuchsia pink flowers in June. You can see this plant a mile away when she's in flower. It has received great acclaim and is very popular. 8 inches high by 48 inches wide. Zone 4. (Steve Miles). Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" 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).
A VERY compact plant. Little yellow flowers in June. Cinnamon colored spines. Purple/blue pads in winter. Beautiful! Excellent in pots and in the rock garden. 3" high x 12" wide. Zone 3. Sold as rooted 2.5" potted plant or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
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, ...
A large form of Brittle Cactus with compact growth and lovely coral-pink flowers in June. Stunning long, black spines are unique. 6" high by 18" wide. GORGEOUS! Zone 4. Sold as rooted 2.5" Pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
One of the GREAT garden plants from our friends at Waterwise Botanicals. Baby Rita has petite, 3” pads that are lavender in the summer and deep plum in the winter. The papery, delicate, warm pink flowers are abundant in early summer then REPEAT modestly throughout the whole summer! 12” high x 30” wide. Zone 5/6. Sold as a 2.5-inch rooted plant...
Wow! This clean, nearly spineless, light green beavertail has petite pads only 3” wide. The delicious, candy pink flowers are abundant in June. The plant is compact and mounding. It’s a great subject in a large pot. 6” high x 30” wide. From my friend David Salman. Zone 5. Sold as 2.5" potted plant.
This Cactus in the Opuntia Genus was brought to us by fellow cactiphile Allan Taylor many years ago. The big, light green pads are decorated with golden spines and huge, brilliant orange flowers in June. By fall, the plant is covered in voluptuous, deep red fruit that make great jelly, sorbet, margaritas…15”H x 60”W. Zone 5. Sold as rooted pad ...
This cactus is an extra-large stemmed form of Club Cholla. The White-spinearmored stems form a dense mat only 4” high and 24” wide. Each bulbous stem segment is over twice the size of the regular form. The single, deep gold flowers in late June are stunning. This variety is slow-growing and not a thug in the garden. Club Cholla is as beautiful ...
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.
ADORABLE! might describe this Elfin form of Soap Tree. Found in the mystical Guadalupe Mountains of NM. In contrast with its bigger cousin, this jewel only gets 3-4 ft tall. The 12 inch wide heads of foliage are about 1/3 the size of regular elata. The plant tends to branch at a fairly young age. White flower spikes 3 ft above the foliage i...
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