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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
A wonderful hedgehog for the garden with white to brown spines. 4"-6" high. Bright pink flowers in May. Slowly multiplies into small groupings. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
Common Name: Lace Cactus
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.
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.
Brilliant fuchsia flowers in June on rich purple pads. It's the best dark padded variety I've seen. 10" high by 48" wide. Hardy to zone 4. Claude Barr selection. A beautiful specimen for landscaping. Sold as an unrooted cutting.
One of the best RED/PINK 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 in 2.5"-pot.
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 or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
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.
An apparent hybrid between basilaris or aurea with fragilis! The small, round, 2-3" wide pads have very short spines and are densely arranged. The petite, deep pinkish-red flowers in June are abundant. Beautiful in the rock garden or in containers. Opuntiad Dave Ferguson thinks it might be Opuntia polyacantha v. schweriniana ... still a mystery....
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.
'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.
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.
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.)
A wonderful strain with silky, peach-colored flowers in June on very compact plants. Appropriate in smaller or larger gardens! 4" high by 30" wide. Incredibly dense flowering. This is always a favorite in our display trials. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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.
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.
Wood's prickly pear is a big, handsome phaeacantha type with blue pads, golden spines, and gorgeous salmon-colored flowers. The plant produces an abundance of large, red, juicy fruit. I understand that this plant is rare. 10" high by 60" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
'Prairie Fire' has deep-green, nearly spineless pads that are absolutely covered with flowers in fiery colors of gold and fade orange. It has a low profile, at 6" high, by 36" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
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.
A flowering cactus in the genus Opuntia. The big favorite in our seedling trials over the years: Chocolate Princess has nearly spineless, deep maroon/burgundy pads with Fuchsia Pink flowers in late May/June. the Princess often reblooms several times over the summer here in Denver. Sold as unrooted cutting.
8" high x 36" wide, Zone 4 hardy. ...
Ideal for the smaller garden or large pot: Garnet Glow is only 6" high x 36" wide. The petite pads are quite spineless with vivid, Garnet Red flowers in May and June. Garnet Glow often reblooms several times. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid
This stunning hybrid has bouquets of deep golden flowers with centers painted in orange and red. This variety often reblooms in Denver. It's compact and floriferous. 8" high x 36" wide. Smooth green pads. First flowering in late May. Zone 4. Kelly Grummons hybrid. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Watermelon Man has the most mouth-watering warm-pink flowers through May and June. It often reblooms on smooth, spineless, green pads. Beautiful when cascading over stone walls. This flowering cactus is sold as an unrooted cutting.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
Papaya red, ruffled flowers in May and June. This is a color RARE in winter hardy cacti. This reblooming beavertail is quite spineless with light green pads.
8" high x 36" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
This vigorous plant with big green, nearly spineless pads produces hundreds of warm apricot flowers with golden centers from May-June. Apricot Glory is the most reliable rebloomer from our breeding. Sold as unrooted cutting.
8" high x 48" wide, zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid
WOW! This is one of Kelly's favorites. Hawaiian Punch is that unbelievable color of Hot Pink with an orangey glow from the center! Big, smooth light green pads are quite spineless and vigorous. The plant often reblooms in the garden here in Denver. Sold as unrooted cutting.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
This is the beavertail cactus with the DEEPEST purple black pad coloration of all! Deep violet flowers in late May through June. A stunning contrast plant with silvery foils such as Artemisia, Alyssum, etc. 8" high x 36" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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...
Another wonderful, compact form from south of Santa Fe, NM. This is likely a polyacantha hybrid. The diamond-shaped pads are cloaked in pinkish spines. Pink flowers in June are abundant on this well-shielded plant. This polite variety doesn't take over the whole garden. It's spines literally shimmer in the sunlight. It's gorgeous in pots a...
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...
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...
NEW. The lettuce-green rosettes of the Green Dunce Caps form a luscious mat of ground cover foliage. The perfect, bright green rosettes are about 2" across and are deciduous in winter, re-foliating in the spring. In the fall, Christmas 6" high tree-shaped spikes of greenish-white flowers cover the mat. Ideal in the rock garden or patio trough...
This South American Opuntia relative is a compact, clump-former from Patagonia. We would rate it at Zone 4. The delicate, big orange flowers in June are "other-worldly"! Spherical "pads" are heavily armored with broad spines and are fragile (come apart easily). Pads are twice as big as our other darwinii. Try growing it in morning sun or in par...
This Banana Yucca is from garden seed (so possible hybrid). It has handsome, wide leaves up to 2-3 feet long. The extra-large, plump fruit are edible in September. Amazing cotton-candy pink flower buds open to showy white flowers on 3 foot high stalks. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5-inch pot. Full sun or part shade. 2 ft high x 4 ft wide.
This famous compact Yucca is a compact yucca from the Mountain West! Genetics from Duchesne County, Utah. Full sun and heat-loving. A robust population with larger rosettes and gorgeous, wider blue foliage! Very ornamental. 6000 ft elevation. 10"H X 18"W Creamy-greenish white bell-shaped flowers in June on 20" stems. This is a very hardy Y...
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