THE CACTUS MAN
AN OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR DOGTUFF™ TURF GRASS
Dave Salman's collection from the Rim near Flagstaff, AZ. Very hardy with blue-green foliage. Spectacular flowers in its old age! Average mature size 18" high by 24" wide. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
This is the king-sized Havard's Agave from the Davis Mountains of West Texas. It's by far the largest Agave that we can grow in chilly Denver. The broad, rich blue leaves are incredibly handsome. Plants grow to 24 inches high by 48 inches wide in 10 to 15 years. Havard's Agave has very few offsets over the years unlike some species. Hardy to zo...
This 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.
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.
The Rainbow Cactus is a beauty with long, dark-colored central 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.
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.
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.
Named after Claude Barr's home town. An apparent fragilis hybrid (I get the feeling that he used fragilis for its compactness and other species for other characteristics) with golden spines and yellow flowers. 5" high by 24" wide. Hardy through zone 3! Sold as unrooted cutting.
NEW 'Mouse Ears' is one of the most striking of the spineless Cat's Paw Cacti. The branchlets reach upwards. This super-hardy strain has gorgeous yellow flowers. Hardy to zone 3. Ideal in pots, troughs, or in the rock garden. 4 inches high and 12 inches wide. Now sold as a rooted plant in a 2.5" pot.
A low, creeping cholla from central New Mexico. Shimmering white, barbed spines are beautiful but treacherous. 4 inches high by 12 inches plus diameter. Thrives through zone 5. Bright yellow, single flowers in June, dry fruits. Sold in 2.5" pots.
Simple yellow June flowers fade to apricot the second day. The plant is small and compact. 3" high by 24" wide. Zone 2/3. Collected in Southern Wyoming by Kelly Grummons. Sold in 2.5"-pots.
This dark spined Cat's Paw forms a tight mound. The glossy, dark spines make a real show. Yellow flowers in June. 6" high by 15" wide. Zone 4. (Don Campbell, Grand Junction, CO, originally from Delores County, CO). Sold as 2.5" potted plant.
Occasional yellow flowers on a spiny, very compact cushion in June. Ideal in rock crevices and in troughs. 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 3-4. Mary Ann said it was collected in Nevada. Sold as 2.5" potted plant.
Particularly globe-shaped, spherical stems make this selection unique. Virtually spineless and occasional deep yellow flowers in June. 3" high by 12" wide. A favorite of rock and trough gardeners. Pads turn purple in winter. Ideal as a root stock to use in grafting of difficult-to-grow species. Zone 4. Origin unknown. Typical of forms on the Co...
A true ground-covering type with glossy, nearly spineless flattened pads and abundant yellow (fading to apricot) flowers in June. 4" high by 36" wide! Zone 4. I acquired it from Mary Ann Heacock. This plant gets more notice than almost any other in my garden. Now sold in 2.5" pot.
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.
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.
An attractive little cactus from southern New Mexico along the Rio Grande. Small pads about 4 inches long with downward angled white spines. Yellow flowers and dry fruit. 6" high by 24" wide. This is one of the rare EVERBLOOMING species! Zone 5. 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 nearly spineless shrubby cactus from Central Texas. Bright yellow flowers and large, red fruit. A nice clean look for the landscape. Zone 6. 24 inches high, 60 inches wide. 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.
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.
This compact form has dense, white spines with lemon-yellow and pink flowers in June. It's a great rock garden variety and very hardy to zone 4. Contrasts beautifully with dark pad varieties like 'Chocolate Princess'. 4"H x 24"W. Sold as unrooted cutting.
The Teddy Bears are polite, compact plants that develop shaggy, hairlike spines which grow longer as they age. 'Red Teddy' has red spines with compact flowers that are light-yellow and baby-pink. 6" high by 30" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
'Golden Teddy' is a central New Mexico native with golden-blond, wooly spines. Pale-yellow and baby-pink flowers. 6" high by 30" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A lovely, very hardy hybrid Prickly Pear with beautiful, pale yellow/white flowers and juicy red fruit. 8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Kelly's had this little gem on the stock plant table for years. He received it from a cactus collector who is long gone. Finally, the plant is big enough to share. We have it in 2.5" pots and they are adorable but "fragile" (brittle) as the name would suggest. These should be hardy to at least zone 3. This is from a woodland environment so ...
From the amazing trichophora populations south of Santa Fe, NM. This wonderfully compact form has soft, wooly spines that are pinkish on new growth. The dense, compact habit makes it a great and polite garden subject. The delicate yellow flowers turn baby-pink the second day. A mature plant will be COVERED in numerous shades of yellow and pi...
A beautiful succulent from Lesotho in southern Africa. Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in 1995. Zone 5 to 6. Thick stems one half inch wide and 1-2 inches long form dense cushions, 3" high and 12" wide. Small leaves and small yellow flowers in summer. Best in rock garden with perfect drainage. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
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This Opuntia relative is a compact, clump-former from Patagonia. We would rate it at Zone 4. The delicate, bronzy orange flowers in June are "other-worldly"! Spherical "pads" are heavily armored with broad spines and are fragile (come apart easily). Try growing it in morning sun or in partial sun. Give it some water in the winter if it is extre...
A Patagonian opuntiad. Small cholla-like stems. 2" high by 18" wide. Shaggy spines on finger-sized stems. Forms a BEAUTIFUL, flat pancake ground cover. Small white to pale-yellow flowers in June. Zone 5. Prefers and tolerates more moisture than most opuntiads.
2"H X 18"W. Grows at very high altitudes of above 1500 m in extremely xeric regions ...
The Jovibarba heuffelii strains are excellent rock garden succulents. They don't die when they flower as do Sempervivums. The lustrous, colorful foliage really stands out in the garden contrasting beautifully with other succulents. 'Mystique' has medium-sized rosettes of broad purple leaves with a green base. Full sun to part shade. Chartre...
The Jovibarba heuffelii strains are excellent rock garden succulents. They don't die when they flower as do Sempervivums. The lustrous, colorful foliage really stands out in the garden contrasting beautifully with other succulents. 'Sundancer' has large-sized rosettes of bright green leaves with red tips. Full sun to part shade. Chartreuse ...
This warty little gem is ideal for the crevice rock garden or as a potted plant on the windowsill. Sparkling yellow/apricot flowers in March/April are incredible! 2" high x 8" wide. Zone 6. Full sun, well-drained soil. Sold in a 3.5" pot.
This miniature form of Tiger's Jaws is a sweet addition to your trough or crevice garden. The precious little yellow flower buds open in the evening and entertain the night pollinators. At only 2" high and 6" wide, this is a true miniature. Zone 5/6, sun. Sold in 2.5" pot.
In cold climates, (zones 5 and 6) this stunning member of the ice plant family is comfortably nestled in the tight spaces between rocks in the crevice garden. The heat sink created by the stones keeps the soil temperatures in the safety range. The chubby, wedge-shaped dark green leaves form rosettes on a compact plant 3-4" high and 8-12" wide....
"Little Pickles" is a darling succulent from South Africa. The precious, pickle-shaped, succulent leaves form compact mounds 2-4"H x 12"W. Petite, yellow daisy-like flowers from June-October. Full sun, rock garden or trough. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5" pot.
NEW. The Japanese Dunce Caps is a sedum relative from Japan. The adorable silvery-gray rosettes are about 2 cm in diameter. The plant multiplies by short runners forming a compact mat over time. In the fall, flower spikes of whitish/yellow, 4 inches high adorn the mat. Very hardy to -30° F (zone 4). 1-2" H x 8" W. Excellent in the rock ga...
Yellow Flowered Texas Red Yucca. Don't let the name confuse you! This plant is very similar to the red form but with soft yellow flowers from June-Oct! I have it outside my kitchen window and watch the hummingbirds on it all summer. The leaves are in compact rosettes 2 feet high and 3 feet wide. The flower spikes are 3 to 5 feet tall and packed...
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