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A stunning, rare, deep blue hybrid of two winter hardy Agaves. Cold hardy to Zone 5. It will be at least 15 years to bloom. Incredible, impressed leaf patterns better than on most agaves. 15" high x 20" wide. Very polite in the garden. Minimal production of pups. Comes in 2.5 inch pot.
Havard's Agave is the king of the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The broad, rich blue leaves are incredibly handsome. Plants grow to 24 inches high by 36 inches wide in 10 to 15 years. Havard's Agave has very few offsets over the years unlike some species. Hardy to zone 5 (-20 degrees F.). Foliage is much broader than the parryi types. Sold in 2...
This handsome Century plant from northern Arizona will be the jewel of your rock garden. This form has narrow, vertical green leaves with white spines. 12 inches high and 20" wide. Hardy to zone 5 (-20 degrees F.) Comes in 2.5 inch pots
This rare miniature Agave variety is an adorable gem from central AZ. Quite irresistible.The narrow green leaves are lined with white filaments. 6" H x 6"W. Hardy up to zone 5/6. Sold in 2.5 inch pots. Thrives in the crevice rock garden and can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
A wonderfully hardy little Century Plant with a globe shape and white edged leaves.Wedge it between boulders in the rock garden or plant it in a large trough. The lovely coral flowers are on petite stalks. This is a polycarpic variety that doesn't die immediately after it blooms. Hardy up to Zone 6. I have one on a windowsill where it is very...
This hardy form of Lechuguilla Century Plant is from seed in the Chisos Mountains of west TX. The narrow green leaves have a light colored stripe in the center. 15" high by 30" wide. Hardy to Zones 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
A gorgeous form of Utah century plant. With it's long, white terminal spines this hardy century plant is right at home in the rock garden. 12" high and wide, Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
Squatty, deep-blue plants have curly spines giving the plant the appearance that it's jiggling. The most beautiful of the Utah agaves. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
Dave Salman's collection from Truth or Consequences, NM. A particularly hardy form with really BLUE foliage. Average mature size 18" high by 24" wide. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
Clumping plant with soft golden spines. Excellent for trough gardens. This Texas native has huge gold-to-bronze flowers in May. Tasty green berries all winter. 3" high by 6" wide. Thrives in zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
Common Names: Pineapple Pincushion, Pineapple cactus, Nipple Cactus, Finger cactus
Similar to Echinocereus triglochidiatus but generally larger. Thick stems have short to medium spines, red to orange flowers and red fruit. 6-8"H x 18"W. Clumps may have over 100 members, each up to 10 inches in length, and cover an area of several square feet. Zone 5-9. Sold in 3.5 inch pot.
Common Name: Colorado Hedgehog, Scarlet Hedgehog
The "White Lace Cactus" of Texas clumps modestly. A favorite for many collectors. Grows 6-8 inches high and wide. HUGE fuchsia flowers in June for a long period. Grows from zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
An adorable hedgehog that hails from West Texas. Considered rare and choice. This variety has shimmering golden spines accompanied by modest green flowers in May making it very desirable for rock gardens and troughs. Hardy to zone 5. This plant grows 6-12" high x 12" wide. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This variety makes a great indoor windowsill plant!
A grand form of Claret Cup Cactus with scarlet flowers in June. Perhaps one of the tallest of the triglochidiatus'. 12-18" high by 18" wide. Thrives from zones 5-10. Plant forms a large clump quickly. Our mother plant always gets an "Oh My!" with its 40 or 50 blossoms that last for several weeks. Large, juicy fruits that gain an orange hue when ...
The "Varied" Hedgehog is a charming, cylindrical type with colorful bands horizontally, "varying" from white, to red, to bronze. Small flowers ranging from yellow and green to chocolate and red appear on the sides to lower part of the plant. Thrives to zone 5 . 2.5" pot.
A naturally occurring hybrid between Echinocereus coccineus and Echinocereus dasyacanthus. Bringing the best traits from each species produces individuals that come in numerous flower colors from shades of pink, orange, red, yellow, white or bicolors. This zone 5 hardy hedgehog is native to southern New Mexico and nearby Texas and Mexico...
Widely clumping, beefy plants 6-12 inches high, 18-30 inches wide. Bright orange flowers in June. Full Sun, Zone 5, West TX.
Common Name: Gurney's Hedgehog Cactus
White Snowball Form.
Solitary, white snowballs to 4 inches in diameter. Coppery colored flowers in May. Hard through Zone 5. Found in West Texas. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
THIS ITEM IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
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...
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.
Rich peachy/pink double flowers in June look like water lilies on a tidy, well-behaved plant. Large numbers of flowers make this a favorite garden variety. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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 as unrooted cuttings.
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. Sold as unrooted cutting. It is beautiful combined with 'Taylor's Santa Fe Red', 'White Tower', and Sante Fe Cholla.
A vigorous strain with internode growth twice the size of the Colorado strain. Very thick stems. Rose-red flowers. This plant crests (fasciates) readily. 72" high and wide. Zone 5. Susceptible to damage by heavy snow. Believed to be from West Texas. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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.
An unusual form with LOVELY apricot and green flowers. Found just north of Santa Fe, NM. Zone 5. Polite, compact garden variety, 3-4 feet high and wide. Very rare. Sold as rooted 2.5" pot.
The Christmas Tree Cholla has a very thin, twiggy stems in a mass of short-med spines. Green flowers followed by red fruit. 2-4 feet high and wide. Zone 5. This form from Davis Mountains, Texas (Heacock). Sold as 2.5" pot.
Yellow/apricot flowers in June. Moderate sized plant, good groundcover, very spiny. 3" high by 24" wide. Zone 5. (Collected by Dixie Dringman, Rock Island, WA). Dry fruit. Sean Hogan suggests that it it Opuntia fragilis v. columbiana. Sold as unrooted cuttings.
An upright shrub with delightful, miniature rose-pink flowers in July followed by abundant green fruit with a rosy shoulder. 5' high and 4' wide. Zone 5. Attained from Mary Ann Heacock. Sold in 2.5" pot.
Abundant gold flowers with red stripes in the petals 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 aro...
A wonderful shrubby cactus from Utah with finger-sized stems and lots of spines. Stems turn purple during the winter and new growth is green ! Small, chartreuse flowers in June. 36" high by 60" wide. Zone 5. Sold fully rooted in 2.5 inch pot.
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.
Selected near Santa Fe, NM by Allan Taylor. Stems much redder in the winter than the species. 60" high by 72" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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.
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 beautiful seedling from 'Coombe's Winter Glow'. Glowing pink blossoms in June. Fine glochids, no spines. Pads are robust and smooth, turning deep plum in winter. 8" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
This gorgeous hybrid golden cholla has spines that shimmer in the sunlight. Unusual bronze colored flowers in June. 2 feet high x 4 feet wide. Zone 5. Sold fully rooted in 2.5 inch pot.
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.
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 unrooted cutting.
The spineless, smooth green pads of Colorado Sunset are topped with the most gorgeous flowers. Each flower is multi-colored in Orange, purple and yellow, all blended together. Flowers are abundant in May and June. Sold as unrooted cutting.
6" high x 36" wide. Zone 5 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
What a pretty little Prickly Pear. This form of potsii is unusual with bluish pads and golden spines. The light salmon-colored flowers appear in June on distinctly upright, slender pericarples. Wonderful for the smaller garden as this form only grows to 6" high and 18" wide. I got this strain from Don Campbell in 2005. Zone 5. Available in...
Another great plant from our cactus friend Don Campbell. The reddish-green pads are completely cloaked in stunning red spines. The big, cup-shaped pink flowers are abundant in June. This plant received much acclaim in our display gardens. It grows slowly so we don't often have it available. Provide full sun and excellent drainage. 10" high...
This is likely an Opuntia phaeacantha v. woodsii selection. We received it from a customer years ago. It's a large plant, 12" high x 60" wide. The gorgeous peachy flowers are abundant in June followed by ruby-red, tasty fruit. The pads are blue and the spines are golden. In the winter, the pads take on a plum hue. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted ...
A beautiful succulent from Lesotho in southern Africa. Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in 1995. Zone 5. 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.
Common Name: Lion's Spore
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 flowers in June. Zone 5. Prefers and tolerates more moisture than most opuntiads. 2 year old plants 2-3" across. Grows at very high altitudes of above 1500 m in extremely xeric regio...
Probably the hardiest barrel cactus. Curved fish hook type spines on flattened barrels to over one foot in diameter. Beautiful pink flowers in May or June. Zone 5/6. Beautiful 2", 3 year old plants sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in Lesotho, Southern Africa. It's the highest altitude collection that we know of. It has overwintered in Denver with snow cover. Generally considered Zone 7. Colorful orange flowers on foot tall stems in early summer. It makes a great indoor windowsill plant too! 3 year old plant $10. Sold in 2.5" pot. This...
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