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 3.5 inch pots
Dave Salman's collection from Cloudcroft, NM. A particularly hardy form with blue-green foliage. Average mature size 18" high by 24" wide. Zone 4. 6,800 feet elevation! Sold in 2.5 inch pots
Large variety, mostly solitary, fairly white spines, large hot pink flowers. Spines lay flatter, making it user friendly. 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.
Solitary or clumping plant usually with dark spines. Light to Hot Pink/Purple flowers in June/July. Flowers are extremely fragrant. Large green fruit in September are edible and very tasty! Ideal in the rock garden or in troughs. 4"H x 4"W. Zone 4. NEW!
A solitary barrel/hedgehog type from south central Colorado. Huge purple flowers in June. Thrives to zone 4. 5-6 inches high.
A compact Colorado form with scarlet flowers. Densely spined, 4 inches high by several feet wide. Thrives to zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
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 3.5 inch pot
Common Name: Lace Cactus
A compact Colorado form with scarlet flowers. 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 accompanied by caramel stripes at times. Dry fruits. 4"H x 6"W. Hardy to zone 3. Great in rock gardens and troughs. Limited availability! NEW ! This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
This exquisite little form of Lace Cactus has dense white spines on multi-headed, compact plants. This Oklahoma strain is extremely hardy to 30 degrees below zero and is a more moisture tolerant cactus easy for gardening. Use in the rock garden or in patio containers. The flowers on our strain are a lighter pink with a white eye rather than t...
Our favorite little trough plant. One of the rarest plants in the collection. Plants are about 2 inches high and 6 inches across after many years. Zone 4. Spines are held tighter than the similar species Escobaria sneedii and smaller as well. Pale pink flowers. Sold in 2.5 inch pots. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
A choice little clump-former with snow-white spines and tiny, pink to coral flowers. Ideal for trough gardens and rock gardens. Thrives between zones 4-10. From the Franklin Mountains, Texas/New Mexico. Quite rare. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
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 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.
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. 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). Sold as unrooted cuttings. Very rare in culti...
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 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 fruit. 6 inches high by 36" wide. Adams County, CO. Zone 4. (from Ray Daugherty). 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. (Unknown origin). 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 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 that other species. Eastern US. 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 compact form has dense, white spines and lemon yellow 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.
One of my lovely hybrids, 'Prairie Fire' has deep-green, nearly spineless pads that are absolutely covered with flowers in fiery colors of gold and orange. It has a low profile, at 6" high, by 36" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A beautiful hybrid that showed up in our garden one year. Large, deep lustrous green, nearly spineless pads with double, bright-pink flowers. 8" high by 48" wide. Zone 5/6. 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.
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. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
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.
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...
Harriman's Yucca is a compact yucca from the Mountain West! Genetics from Western Colorado and SE Utah. Full sun and heat-loving. 10"H X 18"W Creamy-greenish white bell-shaped flowers in June on 20" stems. This is a very hardy Yucca. Zone 4.
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 3-4 foot high stalks. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
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