THE CACTUS MAN
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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 beautiful, compact, mounding cushion plant with long, dense spicy red spines, pink flowers. 8"H X 12"W. Zone 3. Claude Barr selection. We guess it's a fragilis or rutila hybrid. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Abundant, deep rose flowers in June on very compact, petite plant. 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 3. Claude Barr Selection. Now available as a rooted 2.5" potted plant.
A compact, mounding cushion-type plant with golden flowers in June. Moderate spination. 8" high by 12" wide. Hardy through zone 3. (Kelly Grummons selection, 2003). May tolerate more water than most Western species. Now sold as a rooted plant in a 2.5" pot.
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.
Deep pink flowers in June on a beautiful, dwarf cushion, very choice. Plump, round pads. No spines, tiny glochids. 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 3. Excellent in outdoor containers. (Claude Barr selection, Canada?) Dry fruit. Sold as rooted, 2.5" potted plant or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
Near-white flowers with striking red stamens in June. Compact habit with short, white spines. A polite heirloom garden variety. 6" high by 24" wide. Zone 3. Dry fruit. Claude Barr selection. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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.
A non-flowering, perpetual juvenile form. Snow white, short spines on small pads, 1" wide by 3" long. The tight, carpeting cushion is 3" high by 1 ft wide. Zone 3. Great in the rock garden or in troughs. Kelly Grummons collection from the Pawnee National Grasslands in eastern Colorado in 1990. Now sold as a rooted plant in a 2.5" pot or unroote...
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.)
A diminuitive, very compact form with dense, golden spines. Each pad is only 1/2 inch in diameter! Tiny, golden yellow flowers in June. 4" high by 12 inches wide. Zone 3. Sold as 2.5" potted plant or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
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...
NEW! The Mongolian form of senescens selected by Denver horticulturist, Tom Peace. Extra-large flower heads to two inches across. Rather than the drab flowers of the species, Tom's Choice has very attractive lavender flowers in June and July. This large chive naturalizes in the garden and is a great pollinator plant. 15" high x 8" wide. Zo...
Intriguing blue-green SWIRLING foliage. It's like a low-profile cow's lick! This variety of Mongolian Chive always demands comment by garden visitors. Light pink, globe-shaped flower heads rise 6-8" above the foliage in June. 6-8" high x 12" wide. This is one of the VERY few Alliums that does not produce seed. Sun or part shade. Hardy to z...
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