THE CACTUS MAN
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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
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.
A solitary barrel/hedgehog type from south central Colorado. Huge purple flowers in June. Thrives to zone 4. 5-6 inches high.
The "White Lace Cactus" of Texas clumps modestly. A favorite for many collectors. Grows 6-8 inches high and wide. HUGE fuchsia flowers in June for a long period. Hardy to zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
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 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 that smell like lemon cake!! Dry fruits. 4" high by 6" wide. Hardy to zone 3. Great in rock gardens and troughs. Sold in 2.5" pot
Common Name: Prairie Hedgehog Ca...
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.
A rare subspecies of viridiflorus and sometimes grouped under chloranthus. Spines are bright gold and flowers are yellow to gold-green accompanied by caramel stripes at times. Dry fruits. 4"H x 6"W. Hardy to zone 4. Great in rock gardens and troughs. Limited availability! NEW ! This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
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.
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.
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 un...
Double, soft pink flowers in June. Pads are purple in winter and lavender in summer. 8" high by 36" wide. Zone 5. Collected at Plants of the Southwest Nursery in Santa Fe, NM. Dry fruit. 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 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 as unrooted cuttings. Sold in 2 1/2 in 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 in 2.5" pots.
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.
A low profile species discovered by Mary Ann Heacock and described and named by Gerald Arp. Compact to trailing growth, short spines, new growth can grow from roots (unique) and roots exhibit glochids. Yellow flowers in June and dry fruits. 5" high by 24" wide. Zone 3. (Arkansas River Valley, CO). Now sold as a rooted plant in a 2.5" pot. Very...
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...
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 unrooted cutting.
Wow! When we first saw this TRULY SPINELESS tree cholla from fellow cactiphile Horst Kuentzler we couldn't believe it! Not even one glochid! It grows a few spines on the basal woody stems over time. The bright pink flowers in July crown the naked, sturdy stems. 5-6 feet high x 6 feet wide. Zone 5, full sun. Sold in a 2.5" pot.
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 unrooted cutting.
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. Hardier than most Chollas.
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.
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 as unrooted cutting.
From Two Buttes in southeast Colorado has red, copper and gold spines with flowers of plum, orange and peach. It's quite a showstopper. 8 inches high by 36 inches wide. Sold as unrooted cutting. Zone 4.
A rare, gorgeous prickly pear from Apache Junction, AZ. This form has amazingly translucent, cinnamon-red spines and deep pink flowers in June. A slow-growing form, 12 inches high and 30 inches wide. Zone 5. Attained from Don Campbell. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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 unrooted cutting.
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 unrooted cutting.
'Oranges and Lemons' is a spectacular new variety that one day is all lemon yellow and the next day it's lemon and orange! 6 inches high by 36 inches wide. Boulder County, CO. (Steve Miles). 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.
A spineless form with tiny glochids on blue-gray pads. Bright yellow flowers are one of the earliest to appear and one of the last to finish of all species. A low, prostrate variety that always draws a great deal of attention. Often reblooms in July. 6"H X 36" W. Zone 5. Sold as uprooted cutting.
The most brilliant, deep gold form I've seen. Very large, full gold flowers often turn deep orange the second day. 8 inches high by 36 inches wide. Slow growing and choice. Zone 4. Central Colorado. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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.
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.
A beautiful seedling from 'Coombe's Winter Glow'. Glowing pink blossoms in June. Fine glochids, no spines. Pads are robust and smooth, turning deep plum in winter. 8" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. 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 unrooted cutting.
Purple pads in winter with large, bright pink flowers in June. Sparkling, long, cinnamon-red spines. 8" high by 48" wide. One of my favorites of the "SUPER HARDY" varieties! Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
This gorgeous hybrid occurred in the garden of Leo Chance in Colorado Springs. The luscious, plump blue pads sport very small red glochids. The gorgeous, candy-pink flowers in June are held snugly upon compact plants. Excellent in the rock garden or in a patio pot. 6" high and 24" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
This is one of the hardiest Beavertail Cacti. Collected by David Salman of High Country Gardens in Utah. The nearly spineless, light green pads are blanketed with lovely, light pink flowers in June. 8" high x 36" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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...
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...
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