THE CACTUS MAN
AN OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR DOGTUFF™ TURF GRASS
An outstanding 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 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
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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.
These are all accompanied by multiple pups at the cactus' base.
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.
A grand form of Claret Cup Cactus with scarlet flowers in June. One of the tallest of the triglochidiatus forms. 12-18" high by 18" wide. Thrives from zones 5-10. The plant forms a large clump quickly. ALAMOGORDO FORM will generally have darker, shorter, and more closely hugging spines than WHITE SANDS FORM. A mature plant will have 40 or 50 bl...
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...
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?)
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 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 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 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 in 2.5 inch pot's.
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.
'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 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.
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 in 2.5" pot.
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.)
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...
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 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 ...
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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